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Aseptic necrosis of the bone is also caused by steroid therapy.
Osteonecrosis of the shoulder, also called avascular necrosis or aseptic necrosis, was first described by Heimann and Freiberger, (1) in 1960, and by Cruess and colleagues (2) in 1968.
Steroid injections used to be fashionable but have lost favour due to the potential risks of patients developing a severe hip problem, aseptic necrosis, as a consequence.