I was originally told that my Osteonecrosis/Avascular Necrosis (ON/AVN) was idiopathic, meaning my doctors could find no evidence as to why I developed ON/AVN. Through my own research and after talking to many doctors including an orthopedic specialist in The Netherlands I came upon the research of a doctor by the name of Dr. Charles Glueck, Medical Director of the Cholesterol and Metabolism Center at the Jewish Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio. Dr. Glueck has worked with ON/AVN patients all over the world and has extensively studied the relationship between clotting disorders and Osteonecrosis/Avascular Necrosis.
Dr. Glueck sent me several of his clinical papers and told me that it was highly likely that I had developed Osteonecrosis/Avascular Necrosis due to a clotting disorder I did not know about. He sent me the following coagulation work up to be performed:
The above tests have LabCorp codes. If you don’t have a LabCorp near you here are Quest Diagnostics Codes for the same coagulation work up: