Bone necrosis

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What is Bone necrosis?

Bone necrosis, also called avascular necrosis is a disease resulting from the temporary or permanent loss of the blood supply to the bones. Without blood, the bone and tissue surrounding it dies, which causes the bone to deteriorate, often leading to collapse of a joint.

Common symptoms reported by people with Bone necrosis

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

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Treatments taken by people with Bone necrosis

You’ve tried
Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
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Treatment name(s)

(Home Physical Therapy)
Type
Physical Therapy
How many have tried
5
Tried for
Bone necrosis (5)
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Type
Surgery
How many have tried
4
Tried for
Bone necrosis (4)
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Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
Pain (2) Bone necrosis (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Lexapro)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
Anxious mood (2) Depressed mood (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
Pain (2) Anxious mood (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Naproxen 500)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
Bone necrosis (2)
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Treatment name(s)

(Zoloft)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
Depressed mood (2)
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Treatment name(s)

(Tylenol)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
Bone necrosis (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Xanax)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
Anxious mood (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Adderall)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
Fatigue (1)

Data from patients with Bone necrosis, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with Bone necrosis

You’ve tried
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
How many evaluations
Tried for
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Treatment name(s)

(Home Physical Therapy)
Perceived effectiveness
for Bone necrosis (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Bone Pain
How many evaluations
1
Tried for
Bone necrosis (5)
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Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
How many evaluations
0
Tried for
Bone necrosis (4)
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Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
How many evaluations
2
Tried for
Pain (2) Bone necrosis (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Lexapro)
Perceived effectiveness
for Anxious mood (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Loss of sex drive (libido)
How many evaluations
2
Tried for
Anxious mood (2) Depressed mood (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Edema in lower extremities Hands tingling 2 more
How many evaluations
3
Tried for
Pain (2) Anxious mood (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Naproxen 500)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
How many evaluations
0
Tried for
Bone necrosis (2)
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Treatment name(s)

(Zoloft)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
How many evaluations
0
Tried for
Depressed mood (2)
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Treatment name(s)

(Tylenol)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
How many evaluations
0
Tried for
Bone necrosis (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Xanax)
Perceived effectiveness
for Anxious mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
How many evaluations
1
Tried for
Anxious mood (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Adderall)
Perceived effectiveness
for Fatigue (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Post exertional fatigue or malaise
How many evaluations
1
Tried for
Fatigue (1)

Data from patients with Bone necrosis, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
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  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Who has Bone necrosis on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 1
20s 9
30s 32
40s 48
50s 55
60s 24
70+ 9

Sex

Distribution of sex

70% Female
30% Male
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 8
20-29 years 25
30-39 years 32
40-49 years 18
50-59 years 9
60-69 years 3
70+ years 2

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 135
Not Diagnosed 3

These charts show data from Bone necrosis patients who have completed their condition history
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