Avascular necrosis causes (mnemonic)

Dr Dan J Bell and A.Prof Frank Gaillard et al.

Mnemonics for the causes of avascular necrosis (AVN) or more correctly osteonecrosis:

  • STARS
  • PLASTIC RAGS
  • ASEPTIC

Mnemonics

STARS

Most common causes:

PLASTIC RAGS
ASEPTIC
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rID: 1812
Section: Mnemonics
Tags: cases, refs, pm
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • PLASTIC RAGS
  • STARS
  • ASEPTIC

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