can affect any bone in the body. The most common sites are the
Hips, Knees, Shoulders and Ankles in that order of frequency.
Certain other bones may develop osteonecrosis when they are fractured,
and the fracture damages the blood supply, particularly one of
the small bones of the wrist and some of the bones of the foot
and ankle. So far, all of the above are treated by Orthopedic
Surgeons. One other site, that is not treated by orthopedic surgeons,
is osteonecrosis of the jaw. This is treated by maxillofacial
(craniofacial) surgeons, and has its own set of peculiarities.
in the development and maintenance of the NONF do not have expertise
in Osteonecrosis of the Jaw, and are not in a position to advise
patients who carry this diagnosis. The American Dental Association
has information on their web site at
but we are not aware of a web site such as this for osteonecrosis
of the jaw.