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Who gets avascular necrosis?

Most people with avascular necrosis are first diagnosed with the condition between the ages of 30-50. There is a rare form of this condition, Perthes' disease, which affects children aged between 3-11 and tends to target the head of the femur.

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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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