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Doctors Discuss Association Between Testosterone Therapy and Osteonecrosis

Sarah N. Emery
Associate Attorney at Schachter Hendy & Johnson PSC
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In recent publications, the medical community has found that testosterone medications, like AndroGel, can cause strokes, pulmonary embolisms, heart attacks and blood clots. Now doctors believe that testosterone may also cause osteonecrosis (bone death).

In a recent article, Dr. Charles J. Glueck reported that "when exogenous testosterone [like AndroGel] is given to men ... with previously undiagnosed thrombophilia," "osteonecrosis can occur." In his study a patient "first developed osteonecrosis of the left knee after 6 months on testosterone" and went on to develop "osteonecrosis of the right knee and both hips 12 months later, having been on testosterone for 18 months."

If you or a loved one have been diagnosed with osteonecrosis or bone death while taking AndroGel or another testosterone medication, please call our experienced AndroGel attorneys at (888) 606-5297 for a free consultation about your potential AndroGel lawsuit.

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