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

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, insomnia, fatigue, and pain) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with bone necrosis

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Type
Surgery
How many have tried
6
Tried for
bone necrosis (6)
Treatment name(s)

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

(Ultram)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
4
Tried for
pain (3) bone necrosis (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Voltaren Gel)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
pain (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
pain (3) anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

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

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

(Lyrica)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

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

(Tylenol)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
bone necrosis (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

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Perceived effectiveness
for bone necrosis (1 evaluation)
Side effects
limited range of motion
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
bone necrosis (6)
Treatment name(s)

(Home Physical Therapy)
Perceived effectiveness
for bone necrosis (2 evaluations)
Side effects
bone pain
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
bone necrosis (4)
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
pain (3) bone necrosis (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Voltaren Gel)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pain (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
edema in lower extremities hands tingling 2 more
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
pain (3) anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Abilify)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (3 evaluations)
Side effects
dizziness with hypotension upon standing insomnia 4 more
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
depressed mood (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Lexapro)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (2 evaluations)
Side effects
loss of sex drive (libido)
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
anxious mood (2) depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Lyrica)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (5 evaluations)
Side effects
blurry vision dizziness with hypotension upon standing 1 more
Total evaluations
5
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Zoloft)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
depressed mood (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Tylenol)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
bone necrosis (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with bone necrosis, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has bone necrosis on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 1
20s 6
30s 41
40s 59
50s 74
60s 29
70+ 11
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 8
20-29 years 28
30-39 years 36
40-49 years 23
50-59 years 12
60-69 years 4
70+ years 2

Sex

Distribution of sex

71% Female
29% Male

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 151
Not Diagnosed 3

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