Beware of Long Covid-19 Orthopedic Complication: Osteonecrosis


  • Asep Santoso Department of orthopaedic and Traumatology, Universitas Sebelas Maret, Prof. Dr. R. Soeharso Orthopaedic Hospital, Surakarta, Indonesia



COVID-19, orthopaedic complications, osteonecrosis


Several orthopaedic complications have been reported related to COVID-19. It includes symptoms related to muscles, bones, and joints.1,2 One important complication in the musculoskeletal area is osteonecrosis/avascular necrosis (AVN). Several studies have reported cases of osteonecrosis. It can occur in the hip, knee, or jaw. Sulewski et al. found ten cases of osteonecrosis in large joints adjacent to the epiphyses of long bones and the spine.3 Angulo-Ardoy M. et al reported osteonecrosis of the knee related to COVID-19


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