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Avascular Necrosis in the Talus Bone

Posted by Mandy G. on 3/23/04 at 11:33 (147613)

What do you know about the diagnosis and treatment of this ailment?

Re: Avascular Necrosis in the Talus Bone

Dr. Z on 3/23/04 at 15:47 (147629)

An MRI is very helpful with determining the whether you have an avascular necrosis within the the talus bone. Drilling and or bone graph are some of the possible treatment options.

Re: Avascular Necrosis in the Talus Bone

Mandy G. on 3/23/04 at 16:00 (147630)

I have had an MRI and it is not conclusive as to whether it is AVN or regional migratory osteoporosis. I am in a boot and on crutches for 6 weeks and then will have another MRI to re-evaluate. There is no well-defined fracture or prominent Hemorrhagic/infarctive components. For the moment it is a mystery.

Re: Avascular Necrosis in the Talus Bone

Dr. Z on 3/23/04 at 17:18 (147639)

You may need to have an arthroscopic evaluation to help make a diagnosis if your problem does resolved. How about physical therapy?

Re: Avascular Necrosis in the Talus Bone

dr ben pearl on 3/25/04 at 07:08 (147729)

scoping would be a way to further diagnose and possibly treat an avn
if the lesion is not too advanced. an mri can help evaluate the cartillage on these lesions