Advertisement

Can osteonecrosis be prevented?

Osteonecrosis can be caused by prolonged use of corticosteroids. In order to prevent this from happening, these medications should be prescribed only when absolutely necessary. Even at these times, they should be prescribed in as low a dose as will be effective and for as short a period as possible. The risk of osteonecrosis from decompression sickness can be reduced by following standard rules for decompression. Osteonecrosis can also be prevented by reducing alcohol intake and stopping smoking.

Continue Learning about Osteonecrosis

What is osteonecrosis of the jaw?
American Dental AssociationAmerican Dental Association
In some patients who have taken bisphosphonates and denosumab (osteoporosis medication), a condi...
More Answers
How do I manage my osteonecrosis on a daily basis?
Honor Society of Nursing (STTI)Honor Society of Nursing (STTI)
You can manage the symptoms of osteonecrosis on a daily basis by using prescription non-steroidal an...
More Answers
How is avascular necrosis diagnosed?
Francisco J. Borja, MDFrancisco J. Borja, MD
To diagnose avascular necrosis (osteonecrosis), your doctor will examine your hip to assess motion, ...
More Answers
How do medications treat osteonecrosis?
Honor Society of Nursing (STTI)Honor Society of Nursing (STTI)
There are two types of medication prescribed for osteonecrosis. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug...
More Answers

Important: This content reflects information from various individuals and organizations and may offer alternative or opposing points of view. It should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. As always, you should consult with your healthcare provider about your specific health needs.