A bone infarction is a destruction of part of the bone due to a lack of vascularization of a given area. This is called osteonecrosis
, describing the cellular destruction following the end of oxygen supply. Bone infarctions usually result from a blood
clot that blocks an artery
supplying a bone with oxygen. They can also be the result of trauma.
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Latest update on December 11, 2013 at 04:36 AM by Jeff.