Can avascular necrosis be prevented?
Many cases of avascular necrosis cannot be prevented, as often the cause is unknown, but there are some recommendations to lower the risk: if at all possible, avoid high doses or long-term use of corticosteroids; avoid excessive alcohol consumption, and; for scuba divers, take extra care not to get decompression sickness ('the bends').
Author: Chay Goebel
First answered: 17 Jul 2015
Last reviewed: 19 May 2018
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