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Internet resources for patient information on osteonecrosis of various joints [OCOSH Code: C05.116.852_BD_ON_PI]

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A Patients Guide to Avascular Necrosis of the hip

Location: http://www.eorthopod.com/public/patient_education/6554/avascular_necrosis_of_the_hip.html

Certain joints of the body have only a few blood vessels that bring in blood. One of these joints is the hip. This document will describe what happens when this blood supply is damaged and results in what is called avascular necrosis (AVN) of the hip.
This guide will help you...
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Avascular Necrosis of Bone Merck Manual

Location: http://www.merck.com/mmhe/sec05/ch064/ch064a.html

Avascular necrosis most commonly occurs in people between the ages of 30 and 60. It most commonly affects the thigh bone (femur) at the hip (the head of the femur). Often, both hips are affected. In people older than 50, avascular necrosis is usually caused by a hip fracture but...
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National Osteonecrosis Foundation

Location: http://www.nonf.org/index.html

The National Osteonecrosis Foundation is made up of a group of patients, physicians and others who want to see the end of this disease.
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