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Is Avascular Necrosis an absolute/relative contraindication

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Is Avascular Necrosis an absolute/relative contraindication as to the utilisation of ankle joint distraction surgery (AJD)?
Can AVN be reversed by AJD ?

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avascular necrosis sometimes is treated by surgery to remove the dead bone

how old are you?

did you have an MRI scan of your ankle which shows AVN?

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
I am 31. I have had the conditions for 12 years.My Orthopedist advised me as to the presence of AVN. Is advising tibiotalar ankle fusion which I am hesitant about due to long term arthrosis of secondary joints.

I see

it doesn't sound like you have many good options here.

you can either live with a bad ankle like you have been for 12 years now with necrosis of the bone in the area which will not heal on its own because of lack of blood flow

or you can do the surgery and run the risks of surgery.

you can talk to your doctors about options for hyperbaric oxygen chamber therapy which can be used to try to treat AVN

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
Will the AVN get worse, or will it stabilise?
Customer: replied 7 months ago.
Also, is AVN an absolute or contraindication to arthrodiastasis?

more bone could die due to lack of blood flow to bone.

no, AVN is not a contraindication to arthrodiastasis

Customer: replied 7 months ago.
Sir, final question.How do I release funds to you.

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