CLINICAL QUERIES: What is osteonecrosis?
Carin Schofield, RN, ACNP, MSN

January 2004 
Volume 34  Number 1
Pages 29 - 29

My 40-year-old patient was involved in a car crash as a teenager and dislocated her right hip. Now she walks with a limp and has severe hip pain and limited range of motion. The orthopedic surgeon believes she has osteonecrosis. What can you tell me about this condition?

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