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Not associated with or supplied by blood vessels.

a·vas′cu·lar′i·ty (-lăr′ĭ-tē) n.


(Physiology) (of certain tissues, such as cartilage) lacking blood vessels
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Adj.1.avascular - without blood vessels
vascular - of or relating to or having vessels that conduct and circulate fluids; "vascular constriction"; "a vascular bundle"
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Masterson added that a portion of the proceeds will go to benefit a local resident, 10-year-old Benjamin Duvelson of Union, who was diagnosed with sickle cell anemia, and recently, avascular necrosis of the left hip, and has endured multiple hospitalizations and treatments.
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Avascular necrosis of the femoral head in a patient with Behcet's disease.
Early closed reduction within 6 h is recommended to decrease the incidence of avascular necrosis of the femoral head.
These are complex injuries associated with acetabular wall fractures, femoral head fractures, avascular necrosis of femoral head, knee instability and knee stiffness.
After Napoli signed a three-year, $39 million contract with the Red Sox in December, it was discovered during a physical he has avascular necrosis, a degenerative condition, in both hips.
Avascular necrosis (AVN) of the proximal femoral epiphysis and growth disturbance after closed reduction of DDH are well known complications; the incidence of which varies from 0-67% in different case series,1,2 which suggests that the rigour of search for the diagnosis and the strictness with which the criteria are interpreted are important in determining the reported rates.
There was no problem of avascular necrosis of femoral head (AVNFH) in any patient.
These are typically high-energy injuries in young patients and may result in significant morbidity and loss of future function resulting from avascular necrosis and secondary osteoarthrosis (6,7).
Avascular osteonecrosis or non-traumatic necrosis is a fairly common bone disease, a devastating adverse effect of corticosteroid therapy, thought to be caused by an aseptic ischemic insult to the cellular elements of the bone marrow (1).
The FDA put a hold on clinical trials of all three anti-NGF factors in 2010, after cases of osteonecrosis and avascular necrosis--including cases in nonindex joints, "unusual" joints like the shoulder, and in patients with no history of OA were reported in patients treated with tanezumab and in those treated with fulranumab, because of concerns that these irreversible cases might be a class effect.