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Osteonecrosis is a bone disease that causes severe pain and disability. This bone disease refers to the death of bone cells as a result of limited blood flow. Without proper circulation, these cells and tissue die causing infection and bone breaks. Loss of blood supply to the bone can occur from certain medicines or medical treatments you are undergoing such as chemotherapy, radiation, or organ transplants. It can also be a result of certain medical conditions you are living with such as cancer, lupus, HIV/AIDS, sickle cell disease, or more. In some cases, loss of blood flow can also be caused by alcohol or injury. An orthopedist in Wantagh
like Dr. Stanislav Avshalumov can make sure that you get the right help you need with early diagnosis and treatment. Osteonecrosis can occur in almost any bone if there is an obstruction of blood flow however it most commonly affects the hips
, shoulders, ankles, femur, and humerus.