Knee Osteonecrosis: When Bone Death Knocks On Your Door

Early diagnosis can disarm this doomful-sounding joint disorder.

A diagnosis of knee osteonecrosis could understandably have you worried sick, for the term-literally meaning bone death-is ominous indeed. You may feel that youve been unfairly singled out to suffer a rare condition, that the disease is inevitably progressive, and that you are ultimately doomed. A Brighter View None of this is true. First, it is not a rare condition. It is estimated that thousands of Americans are diagnosed with osteonecrosis annually. Dr. Kenneth Marks-orthopaedic surgeon…
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