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Bone death, MRI scan

Bone death, MRI scan

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CAVALLINI JAMES / BSIP / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY CAVALLINI JAMES / BSIP / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption

Bone death. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan of the hip of a patient with osteonecrosis (bone death, white areas in circles at centre right and cemtre left) in both femurs (thigh bones). The bone death results from a loss of blood flow to the area, known as an infarction. Osteonecrosis causes causes pain and swelling. Treatment is with pain relief and exercise. In severe cases, surgery may be needed to remove the dead tissue or replace the joint.

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