Avascular necrosis is cell death caused by interruption of the blood supply.


Complex causes

There are many metabolic and traumatic conditions that may lead to damage to or disease of the blood vessels supplying the tissue.


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Analysis of outcome of avascular necrosis of femoral head treated by core decompression and bone grafting. Shah SN, Kapoor CS, Jhaveri MR, Golwala PP and Patel S. J Clin Orthop Trauma. 2015 Sep;6(3):160-6. doi: 10.1016/j.jcot.2015.03.008. Epub 2015 May 1.

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