International Journal of Orthopaedics Sciences

Post COVID-19 osteoporosis and avascular necrosis of femoral head: A case report

2021, Volume 7 Issue 4

Post COVID-19 osteoporosis and avascular necrosis of femoral head: A case report

Author(s): Sachindra Raj Joshi, Chowdhury Iqbal Mahmud, AZM Selimullah and Dr. Nabil Zunayed Sidny
Abstract: 
COVID pandemic has resulted in loss of many lives along with morbidity among young adults. The long term effect of COVID-19 is still unknown, one can only speculate from the previous epidemic of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS); still very little is known. The use of corticosteroid in COVID-19 infection has saved many lives and it is still recommended for severe types of disease, however its use has many adverse effects.
Avascular necrosis of the femoral head along with osteoporosis is one of the common adverse effects, where the disease process has again exacerbated its effect. One can only predict if these events will occur, so these patients should be followed up regularly and screened properly. Early detection and intervention should be the aim, so as to decrease morbidity and improve quality of living in those patients. Our case highlights an symptomatic AVN of femoral head and osteoporosis, which developed following treatment of COVID-19.
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How to cite this article:
Sachindra Raj Joshi, Chowdhury Iqbal Mahmud, AZM Selimullah, Dr. Nabil Zunayed Sidny. Post COVID-19 osteoporosis and avascular necrosis of femoral head: A case report. Int J Orthop Sci 2021;7(4):177-179. DOI: 10.22271/ortho.2021.v7.i4c.2881
 
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