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avascular

 [a-vas´ku-ler]
not vascular; bloodless.

a·vas·cu·lar

(ă-vas'kyū-lăr, ā-vas'kyū-lăr),
Without blood or lymphatic vessels; may be a normal state, as in certain forms of cartilage, or the result of disease.
Synonym(s): nonvascular

avascular

(ā-văs′kyə-lər)
adj.
Not associated with or supplied by blood vessels.

a·vas′cu·lar′i·ty (-lăr′ĭ-tē) n.

avascular

adjective Without blood vessels; lacking an adequate blood supply.

a·vas·cu·lar

(ā-vas'kyū-lăr)
Without blood or lymphatic vessels.

avascular

Lacking blood vessels.
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Hip hemiarthroplasty has been used for decades to treat fractures of the femoral neck and avascular necrosis of the femoral head. [sup][2] The early unipolar endoprosthesis had several disadvantages, including painful loosening and the acetabular erosion.
* When you suspect avascular necrosis of the femoral head, instruct the patient to remain non-weight bearing and provide a referral to an orthopedist.
In a review of 148 septic hips in South Africa, Hastings (9) found that all those with avascular necrosis of the femoral head had a history of more than 5 days.
Transient synovitis can be severe and can signal the early phase of Legg-Calve-Perthes disease, an idiopathic avascular necrosis of the femoral head. An ESR less than 40 mm / hr is diagnostic.
The classic finding of this condition on x-ray is avascular necrosis of the femoral head. The disease mainly affects children aged 3-8 years, tends to strike boys more often than girls, and frequently causes a painless limp.
Patients with evidence of lower-extremity fracture, avascular necrosis of the femoral head, femoral or tibial plates, hip or knee implants, and/or amputation were excluded.
Avascular necrosis of the femoral head (ANFH) is a progressive pathological process, usually caused by disruption of the blood supply to the femoral head and elevation of intraosseous pressure.
Total hip arthroplasty after avascular necrosis of the femoral head: does aetiology affect the results?
During follow up periods, avascular necrosis of the femoral head was observed in 12 cases (23%) and nonunion was observed in 5 cases (9%).
Kuzgun, "Avascular necrosis of the femoral head in childhood: the results of treatment with articulated distraction method," Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics, vol.
The result can be further altered by avascular necrosis of the femoral head which occurs in more than 50 % of the cases.