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How Is Avascular Necrosis (Osteonecrosis) Diagnosed?
MRI scan showing osteonecrosis of the knee
Our doctors have special expertise in diagnosing osteonecrosis, which can be difficult to diagnose because it closely resembles other conditions. Stanford offers advanced MRI imaging techniques that improve the accuracy of diagnoses.
Being diagnosed in the early stages of the condition can increase your chances of success with treatment and save more of your joint and bone tissue. In addition to a complete medical history and physical examination, diagnostic procedures for osteonecrosis include: