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X-ray showing osteonecrosis of the femur. Courtesy Wikimedia.

X-ray showing osteonecrosis of the femur (right side). Courtesy Wikimedia.

What Is Osteonecrosis?

Osteonecrosis is a bone disorder resulting from insufficient blood flow to a part of the skeleton and is characterized by resulting death of bone cells (necrosis).

After a while the bone can collapse. If this condition is not treated, the joint will deteriorate and this will become severe arthritis.

It is most common in the hip and shoulder, but can affect other large joints such as knee, elbow, wrist and ankle.1

What Is Osteonecrosis In Celiac Disease and/or Gluten Sensitivity?


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  1. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMH0004519/ []