Orthopaedics

Mnemonic to remember Osteonecrosis/Avascular Necrosis of Hip

Remember Osteonecrosis/Avascular Necrosis of Hip by these three menmonics – DIGITALIS, ASEPTIC or PLASTIC RAGS Conditions associated with Osteonecrosis of the hips (avascular necrosis) 💻DIGITALS 🔖DIabetes🔖Gaucher’s disease🔖Infection +Inflammation +Idiopathic🔖Trauma🔖ALcohol🔖Steroids +Sickle cell anaemia ━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━Alternatively; 🦴ASEPTIC 🏷Alcohol excess (chronic)🏷Sickle cell disease +SLE🏷Exogenous steroid🏷Pancreatitis🏷Trauma🏷Infection🏷Caisson disease ━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━━Or in more details; PLASTIC RAGS 🛶Pancreatitis +Pregnancy🛶Lupus (SLE)🛶Alcohol excess (chronic)🛶Steroids🛶Trauma🛶Idiopathic + Infection🛶Caisson …

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