What is avascular necrosis?

Also known as: osteonecrosis

When blood supply is cut off to the bone, leading to the death of bone tissue, this is known as avascular necrosis. This loss of bone tissue can have severe consequences for those impacted by it.


Reviewed by: Michael Tidwell, MD

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