Avascular Necrosis

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1.75

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21

Release Date

5 Oct 2020

Expiration Date

3 Jun 2022

Last Reviewed

3 Jun 2021

Estimated Time To Finish

105 Minutes

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Activity Description

Osteonecrosis is a degenerative bone condition characterized by death of cellular components of bone secondary to an interruption of the subchondral blood supply. Also known as avascular necrosis, it typically affects the epiphysis of long bones at weight-bearing joints. Advanced disease may result in subchondral collapse which threatens the viability of the joint involved. Therefore, early recognition and treatment of osteonecrosis are essential. This activity discusses the etiology and pathogenesis of the disease, presentation and treatment options of the most common forms of osteonecrosis.

Target Audience

This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of nurse practitioners.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, the learner will be better able to:

  • Identify the etiology of osteonecrosis.
  • Review the presentation of a patient with osteonecrosis.
  • Outline the treatment and management options available for osteonecrosis.
  • Summarize interprofessional team strategies for improving care and outcomes in patients with osteonecrosis.
  • Outline the pharmacologic therapy as it applies to Avascular Necrosis

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  4. Complete the post-test assessments.
  5. Successfully pass the post-test with a minimum score of 100%.
  6. Complete the evaluation form.
  7. Obtain a certificate.

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The contributors and editors of StatPearls have attested that all associated media (images and video) have been legally cleared for use with this activity.  All copyrights are reserved.

  • Name: 'download.jpg' Attribution: Contributed by UHM 2005, Vol. 32, No. 3 – Dysbaric osteonecrosis by X-ray and CT scan in Chinese divers. JIANG et al
  • Name: 'Osteonecrosis CT.jpg' Attribution: Contributed by JIANG et al, UHM 2005, Vol. 32, No. 3
  • Name: 'jaw osteonecrosis.png' Attribution: Image courtesy S Bhimji MD
  • Name: 'AVNhip.png' Attribution: Image courtesy S Bhimji
  • Name: 'osteonecrosis of knee.png' Attribution: Image courtesy S.Bhimji MD

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