Avascular necrosis causes (mnemonic)

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
Tag: cases, refs, pm
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • ASEPTIC (mnemonic)
  • STARS (mnemonic)
  • PLASTIC RAGS (mnemonic)

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