Also known as osteonecrosis, avascular necrosis of the bone can be debilitating for those experiencing its symptoms, especially in advanced stages of the disease. Each case is different and affects people in different ways. With the attentive, individualized approach developed by our orthopedic specialists, we’re able to effectively treat avascular necrosis and the underlying condition that may be causing it. Request an appointment with an orthopedic specialist today.
What is Avascular Necrosis?
Avascular necrosis (also called osteonecrosis, aseptic necrosis, or ischemic bone necrosis) is a disease that results from the temporary or permanent loss of blood supply to the bone. When blood supply is cut off, the bone tissue dies and the bone collapses. If avascular necrosis occurs near a joint, collapse of the joint surface may occur.
Avascular necrosis may occur in any bone, but most commonly occurs in the ends of a long bone. It may affect one bone, several bones at one time, or different bones at different times.