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What can treatment for AVN do?

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The goals of treatment for AVN are to help the affected joint work better, stop bone damage, and ease pain.

The best treatment will depend on a number of things, including:

  • Your age
  • Stage of the disease
  • Location and amount of bone damage
  • Cause of AVN

From: What Is Avascular Necrosis? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

National Osteonecrosis Foundation: "Osteonecrosis."

MedlinePlus.gov: "Osteonecrosis."

Penn State Hershey Medical Center: "Avascular Necrosis."

DukeHealth.org: "Free Vascularized Fibular Graft."

Reviewed by David Zelman on May 8, 2019

SOURCES:

National Osteonecrosis Foundation: "Osteonecrosis."

MedlinePlus.gov: "Osteonecrosis."

Penn State Hershey Medical Center: "Avascular Necrosis."

DukeHealth.org: "Free Vascularized Fibular Graft."

Reviewed by David Zelman on May 8, 2019

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