Avascular necrosis of bone is the death of bone because of an absence of or limited blood supply. Likewise called osteonecrosis, it can prompt minor breaks in the bone and may lead to the bone’s possible breakdown.
A fractured bone or dislocated joint can interfere with the circulation to an area of bone. Avascular necrosis can also ensue from continuous use of steroid drugs and alcohol consumption.
Anybody can be affected, however the condition is commonly observed in individuals between the ages of 30 to 50 years old.