Sickle cell disease Avascular necrosis (1567)

Key points below

What is avascular necrosis?

What are the symptoms?

If you suspect AVN, please call the Sickle Cell Center.

What will happen if the doctors think there is AVN?


Call the doctor, nurse, or the Sickle Cell Center if you have any concerns or if:

  • You think you have AVN
  • There are special health care needs not covered by this information.

Sickle Cell Center: (414) 266-2420,  Monday – Friday, 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM. Ask to talk with a nurse.  
After hours, weekends or holidays, call (414) 266-2000 and ask for the hematologist on call.