Mnemonics – Conditions associated with Osteonecrosis of the hips (Avascular Necrosis)

Remember the conditions associated with Osteonecrosis or Avascular Necrosis of hips using the mnemonic DIGITALIS.

DIGITALS

  • DIabetes
  • Gaucher’s disease
  • Infection
  • +Inflammation
  • +Idiopathic
  • Trauma
  • ALcohol
  • Steroids
  • +Sickle cell anaemia


Alternatively; Remember the conditions associated with Osteonecrosis or Avascular Necrosis of hips using the mnemonic ASEPTIC.

ASEPTIC

  • Alcohol excess (chronic)
  • Sickle cell disease
  • +SLE
  • Exogenous steroid
  • Pancreatitis
  • Trauma
  • Infection
  • Caisson disease


Or in more details, Remember the conditions associated with Osteonecrosis or Avascular Necrosis of hips using the mnemonic PLASTIC RAGS.

PLASTIC RAGS

  • Pancreatitis
  • +Pregnancy
  • Lupus (SLE)
  • Alcohol excess (chronic)
  • Steroids
  • Trauma
  • Idiopathic
  • +Infection
  • Caisson disease
  • +Collagen vascular disease
  • Radiation,
  • +Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Amyloid arthropathic
  • Gaucher disease
  • Sickle cell disease

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