Avascular Necrosis (Osteonecrosis)

AVASCULAR NECROSIS (OSTEONECROSIS)

“Osteonecrosis is a disease resulting from the temporary or permanent loss of blood supply to the bones. Without blood, the bone tissue dies, and ultimately the bone may collapse. If the process involves the bones near a joint, it often leads to collapse of the joint surface. Osteonecrosis is also know as avascular necrosis, aseptic necrosis, and ischemic necrosis.

Although it can happen in any bone, osteonecrosis most commonly affects the ends (epiphysis) of the femur, the bone extending from the knee joint to the hip joint. Other common sites include the upper arm bone, knees, shoulders, and ankles. The disease may affect just one bone, more than one bone at the same time, or more than one bone at different times.” (The National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeltal and Skin Diseases)

TREATMENT WITH HBOT:

HBOT has been shown to be an effective treatment of Avascular Hip Necrosis and other forms of Osteonecrosis.
PUBLISHED STUDIES:

HBOT as a Treatment for Stage-I Avascular Necrosis of the Femoral Head

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy in Femoral Head Necrosis

Femoral Head Necrosis and Hyperbaric Oxygen – A MRI Study

ARTICLES AND OTHER RESOURCES:

HBOT in Management of Bisphosphonate-related Osteonecrosis of the Jaw

Management of Avascular Necrosis of Femoral Head at Pre-collapse Stage

Prevention of Avascular Necrosis in Displaced Talar Neck Fractures by HBOT

ACTIVE RESEARCH:

There is currently no active research on this topic.

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