Secondary non-traumatic avascular necrosis

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Secondary non-traumatic avascular necrosis

Synonyms: Secondary non-traumatic AVN | Secondary non-traumatic osteonecrosis

A rare osteonecrosis disease characterized by death of bone cellular components secondary to an interruption of the subchondral blood supply typically manifesting with unilateral or bilateral unifocal or multifocal lesions usually located on the epiphysis metaphysis and/or diaphysis of the femoral heads knees shoulders ankles and/or wrists leading to gradual onset of pain and progressive joint degeneration resulting in loss of function. Association with corticosteroid usage alcoholism hyperbaric events radiation or cytotoxic agent exposure hemoglobinopathies and/or underlying autoimmune or metabolic disease amongst others has been observed.

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