Avascular Necrosis of the Shoulder

Ron Hollis, Ken Yamaguchi

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Abstract

Avascular necrosis of the humeral head is a condition of compromised blood supply leading to bone death, which can cause severe pain and functional impairment of the shoulder. Many causes have been associated with this disease, most notably corticosteroid use. When non-operative treatment has failed, core decompression, resurfacing arthroplasty and arthroplasty have shown favorable clinical outcomes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)19-22
Number of pages4
JournalSeminars in Arthroplasty
Volume19
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2008

Keywords

  • avascular necrosis
  • humerus
  • osteonecrosis

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