Can the bone in your lower jaw be effected by Osteonecrosis? : LUSENET : About Joints : One Thread

My brother has Osteonecrosis. He is 35 years old and this began when he was 32. He has had both hips replaced and now is having trouble with his shoulder. The bone in his lower jaw is now partially dead and I wondered if there was any connection? Also is there a hospital that specializes in treatment for this. I would appreciate any information you have regarding this condition.


-- Shelly Crow (, January 28, 2004


It is possible to have AVN of the mandible. That is an oral surgery problem(or maybe plastics). It is not something an orthopedic surgeon can deal with. Unfortunately, I don't know a good oral surgery center.

Good Luck

-- Marc W. Hungerford, M.D. (, January 30, 2004.

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-- Robert Toussie (Robert Toussie, March 15, 2004.

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