What is Osteonecrosis?Osteonecrosis literally means dead bone. It most often refers to a form of arthritis in which one of the bones of a joint is affected by osteonecrosis, leading to arthritis in the joint. Osteonecrosis is known by many other names, such as avascular necrosis or ischemic necrosis. Osteonecrosis occurs because of a decrease in blood supply to specific parts of bones. This decreased circulation causes cells in the bone and bone marrow to begin to die. ...
----A joint is the location at which two bones make contact. Structurally, the joints are classified as:*fibrous - bones are connected by fibrous connective tissue.*cartilaginous - bones are connected by cartilage.*synovial - there is a space (synovial cavity) between the articulating bones.Functionally, they can be classified as:*synarthrosis - permit no movement.*amphiarthrosis - permit little movement.*diarthrosis - permit a variety of movements (e.g. flexion, adduction, pronation). ...
Osteonecrosis as related to Joints
- Osteonecrosis: MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia
Osteonecrosis is bone death caused by poor blood supply. It is most common in the hip and shoulder, but can affect other large joints such as the knee, elbow, wrist ...
- Fast Facts About Osteonecrosis
Osteonecrosis. PDF Version Size: 59 KB; Audio Version Time: 10:07 Size: 9.5 MB; November 2014. What Is Osteonecrosis? Fast Facts: An Easy-to-Read Series of ...
- Osteonecrosis Brochure - nonf.org
Osteonecrosis (ON) affects approximately 20,000 new patients per year in the United States. Although any age group may develop ON ...
- Zometa Side Effect Osteonecrosis of the Jaw
Zometa is a bisphosphonate medication used for treatment of cancer. As a side effect patients may experience osteonecrosis of the jaw and major joints.
- Bone and Joint Problems - Scubadoc
Concise information about bone problems associated with undersea and hyperbaric medicine and sport scuba diving.
- Osteonecrosis - American College of Rheumatology
Information on osteonecrosis for patients and caregivers such as causes, getting diagnosed, treatment options, prevention tips and living with osteonecrosis.
- Osteonecrosis | definition of osteonecrosis by Medical ...
Osteonecrosis, a disease caused by reduced blood flow to bones in the joints, is a significant side effect of chemotherapy in children with acute lymphocytic leukemia ...
- Osteonecrosis - Causes of Osteonecrosis - Your Legal Guide
Non-traumatic osteonecrosis refers to the onset of the bone condition for reasons unrelated to a physical trauma. People may be more susceptible to development of the ...
- NIH health information sheet - Osteonecrosis
Osteonecrosis. October 2015. Questions and Answers about Osteonecrosis (Avascular Necrosis) This publication contains general information about ostenecrosis ...
- Avascular Necrosis (Osteonecrosis) - WebMD
WebMD explains the symptoms and treatment of avascular necrosis (osteonecrosis), a condition that results when bones do not get enough blood.