Osteonecrosis

Avascular necrosis; Bone infarction; Ischemic bone necrosis; AVN; Aseptic necrosis

Osteonecrosis is bone death caused by poor blood supply. It is most common in the hip and shoulder, but can affect other large joints such as the knee, elbow, wrist and ankle.

Aseptic necrosis

Aseptic necrosis is bone death caused from a disruption in the blood supply. It is most common in the hip, knee, and shoulder.

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