Aseptic Necrosis - Risk Factors

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What are risk factors for aseptic necrosis?

Conditions that are risk factors associated with aseptic necrosis include alcoholism, cortisone medications, Cushing's syndrome, radiation exposure, smoking cigarettes, sickle cell disease, pancreatitis, hyperlipidemia, Caisson's disease (dysbarism), Gaucher disease, and systemic lupus erythematosus. Aseptic necrosis of the jawbone has been rarely reported in association with the use of bisphosphonate medication, particularly intravenously including zoledronate (Zometa) and pamidronate (Aredia).

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Comment from: mcmizzou33, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: April 11

My risk factor is that I have been on corticosteroids for my entire life of 43 years. I have been having moderate to severe pain in my joints for the past year and a half but never had any idea it may be caused from aseptic necrosis. I am scheduling an MRI as soon as possible.

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Comment from: MaddiesMom, 55-64 Female (Caregiver) Published: August 06

My best friend was just diagnosed with osteonecrosis. Over a 4 month period, she went from limping to barely being mobile, using a cane and walker. She is 61. She smokes cigarettes and is about 100 pounds overweight. The doctor told her (so she said) that her smoking and weight are not the causes of this problem. I find this hard to believe. I wonder if obesity and tobacco use can be an underlying cause of osteonecrosis. When walking, she huffs and puffs and sweats profusely. In her physical condition, I'm afraid for her to have hip replacement surgery!

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