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How is avascular necrosis diagnosed?

Francisco J. Borja, MD
Orthopedic Surgery
To diagnose avascular necrosis (osteonecrosis), your doctor will examine your hip to assess motion, stability, and strength. X-rays can help determine the extent of damage to your bones. Occasionally blood tests, an MRI, or a bone scan may be needed to determine the condition of the bone and soft tissues. 

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