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What increases the chances of developing avascular necrosis?

A person's chances of developing avascular necrosis are increased by chronic alcohol consumption, deep-sea diving, long-term or high-dosage steroid use, previous bone fractures or dislocation and a number of other health conditions.

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Author: Dr Idan Ben-Barak PhD, MSc, BSc (Med)
First answered: 10 Jul 2015
Last reviewed: 19 May 2018
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Category: Perthes disease

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