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Osteonecrosis of the humeral heads
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Osteonecrosis of the humeral heads

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Synopsis

Osteonecrosis, or avascular necrosis, of the humeral head is an infarction of the bone due to disruption of blood flow. Patients present with progressive shoulder and arm pain and stiffness. The amount of pain can vary and may be difficult to pinpoint. May be secondary to trauma (fracture, dislocation) but also can occur without trauma (nontraumatic causes include autoimmune disease). It has been reported in both children and adults and both males and females, but most commonly affects adult males.

Codes

ICD10CM:
M87.829 – Other osteonecrosis, unspecified humerus

SNOMEDCT:
240196003 – Bone necrosis

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Last Updated: 10/19/2015
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Osteonecrosis of the humeral heads : Bone pain, Joint stiffness, Shoulder pain, Arthralgia, Limited range of motion
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AVN/osteonecrosis of the right humeral head with subchondral collapse and sclerosis.
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