Definition of osteonecrosis in English:

osteonecrosis

Line breaks: osteo|necro¦sis
Pronunciation: /ˌɒstɪəʊnɛˈkrəʊsɪs
 
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noun

[mass noun] Medicine
The death of bone tissue.
More example sentences
  • Investigators at the National Institutes of Health have demonstrated that a disabling bone disorder, osteonecrosis of the hip, is surprisingly common among patients with HIV infection.
  • The incidence of osteonecrosis or avascular necrosis has fallen as a result of new advances in immunosuppression and lower corticosteroid regimens.
  • It is unclear in this patient which of the possible factors contributed to the pathogenesis of osteonecrosis.

Derivatives

osteonecrotic

adjective
More example sentences
  • The very high total irradiation doses have caused osteonecrotic lesions of the lumbar spine.
  • Many authors have reported good results with the use of vascularized fibular grafts to treat large osteonecrotic lesions of the femoral head.

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