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What is avascular necrosis?

Avascular necrosis is the name given to bone death, a condition that occurs when the blood supply to an area of bone is cut off, either temporarily or permanently.

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Author: Dr Idan Ben-Barak PhD, MSc, BSc (Med)
First answered: 10 Jul 2015
Last reviewed: 17 Oct 2018
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Category: Perthes disease


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