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10 Signs and Symptoms of Osteonecrosis

Dorathy Gass

Osteonecrosis can go by many names, but the core of the condition is that it is an illness which results from a decreased blood flow to an individual’s bones in the joints. With reduced blood, bones begin to die and can break down easily. As mentioned above, some refer to the disease as osteonecrosis, some may call is aseptic necrosis or avascular necrosis, and it is also known as ischemic necrosis.

Regardless of what you may call it, the illness can affect a person’s shoulders, hips, ankles, and knees. One may also have osteonecrosis in more than one bone.

Generally speaking, for those who are healthy, old bones are always replaced by new bones; this helps bones to continue to be strong – and new bone development occurs in growing children or if a bone suffers from injury. In the case of this condition, a bone would break down at a quicker rate than what the body can manage to make new, strong bones. Those who cannot pinpoint this and get treatment will see the illness worsen over time, where their bones within joints simply break down.

While many may not be able to detect this disease from the get-go, as many osteonecrosis sufferers have reported there are no early signs of the illness, there are some symptoms to look out for. Should you notice any of the below symptoms, it is highly encouraged to book a visit with your doctor to seek diagnosis and treatment options for the condition.

Below are the top ten signs and symptoms of osteonecrosis:

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