• Osteonecrosis following alcohol, cocaine, and steroid use.

      Ziraldo, Laura; O'Connor, Mortimer B; Blake, Simon P; Phelan, Mark J; Department of Medicine, South Infirmary-Victoria University Hospital, Cork,, Ireland. (2012-02-01)
      Alcohol, steroids and cocaine have all been shown to be independent risk factors for osteonecrosis when taken in excess. Here we present a case of a young girl who developed debilitating osteonecrosis secondary to low doses of alcohol, steroids and cocaine. We feel it is important to highlight to those caring for such patients of the potential devastating complication of these three agents.