What is included in patient education about avascular necrosis (AVN)?

Updated: Dec 05, 2020
  • Author: Sunny B Patel, MD; Chief Editor: Herbert S Diamond, MD  more...
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Patients should discuss with their primary provider if they are at risk for AVN. Patients should be advised to report joint symptoms as soon as possible to facilitate early diagnosis and treatment.

If possible, at risk patients or those with radiographic findings of AVN should be evaluated by a specialist (preferably rheumatologist or orthopedic surgeon).

For patient education information, see Avascular Necrosis (Aseptic Necrosis or Osteonecrosis).


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