Avascular Necrosis and corticosteroids (cortisone) the story
Excessive corticosteroid use for medical ailments is another leading risk factor. Especially in some joints. The problem with AVASCULAR necrosis (AVN) or Katie crisis as it is sometimes referred to as, is it may rapidly progress to severe destructive joint arthritis which may deteriorate the joints quickly.
AVASCULAR necrosis (AVN) is caused by a lack of blood flow to a region of the bone that supplies the joint. Corticosteroids are felt to result in fat accumulation in the bone marrow. Leading to the impairment. It is important when taking corticosteroids for autoimmune conditions such as Lupus, arthritis Rheumatoid arthritis, steroid dependent asthma or respiratory ailments be considered by a skilled Physician in Regenerative Medicine be consulted. Dr Dennis Lox has extensive experience in the evaluation and treatment off these disorders. Proper early treatment is essential and may prevent long term arthritic complications that result from this type of treatment. Regenerative therapies such Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) and Stem Therapy may be effective in treating avascular necrosis (AVN).