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Avascular Necrosis Femoral Head
2weeks ago, i(f/31)was diagnosed as bilateral avascular necrosis on femoral head( grade i). How can I do excercise to strength the muscle around hip?
Avascular necrosis: There is no medication to cure avascular necrosis, but the problem can be effectively treated with joint transplantation. It is important to avoid this surgery for as long as comfortably possible, because joint replacements have a limited lifespan and it is not fun to go through multiple procedures. ...Read more
My friend has early stage of avascular necrosis (AVN) of the femoral head. What medication can help him recover?
AVN: AVN is an issue with blood supply to the head of the femur. There are no medications that are routinely used to treat the condition. Stopping the use of alcohol is encouraged, and ceasing steroids may be warranted in consult with the doctor. The main treatment is phyisical therapy for symptom relief, and then surgical measures if the condition worsens during observation. ...Read more
The bone will be : Soft not hard bescuse the bone lost it is mineral.Avascular necrosis occurs when blood flow to a bone is interrupted. Loss of blood flow can result from joint injury, narrowed or clogged blood vessels (from fat or sickle cell anemia), or from excessive pressure inside the joint. ...Read more
Want to stay fit, enjoy running. I was diagnosed with avn or avascular necrosis in left femur head. Will running make it worse?
Yes: I'm sorry to hear of your recent dx.of AVN of your hip.Hopefully it is inan early stage and can be treated without replacement as an option yet...in my experience Avn will advance in severity w/ time and loading the femoral head repeatedly( as in running) may hasten the process. Best of Luck to you! ...Read more
Pain and: Significant limitation of motion that won't go away even with meds. ...Read more
Depends on severity: Avascular necrosis is also known as avn or osteonecrosis- a condition in which the blood supply to the hip ball (the femoral head) is compromised. There are different staging systems for avn- designed to identify the severity of the disease, and thereby help with treatment recommendations. Treatment ranges from observation to a "core decompression" procedure to hip replacement. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I just had left hip replaced april 2 for avascular necrosis my dr. Said my right is bad. How long should I wait till my right hip is replaced?
Hip replacement: I don't think there is a "right" answer - depends on your level of pain. You might want to wait until your other hip heals. Discuss this with your surgeon. ...Read more
Is there a natural cure or any other alternative than prosthesis for avascular necrosis in hip. If no for how long would the prosthesis last. Im 30?
See details: There is no natural cure. In avn the blood supply to the head of the hip has been compromised to the extent that the bone has died and collapsed. If it reaches that stage replacing the femoral head is the only option. Early stage avn can be treated by non-weight bearing or core depression. The replacement should last 20+ years depending on your weight, activities, etc. ...Read more
Yes: Yes it could happen.Thank you.Get a more detailed answer ›
Pain pain limpping: Many people have no symptoms in the early stages of avascular necrosis of bone. As the disease worsens, your affected joint may hurt only when you put weight on it. Eventually, the joint may hurt even when you're lying down.Pain can be mild or severe and usually develops gradually.Pain associated with avascular necrosis of the hip may be focused in the groin, thigh or buttock. ...Read more
Bone Destruction: Avascular necrosis means there is no blood getting to a particular body part. Our body parts need blood to survive, including bones (bones are living tissue). Necrosis refers to the dying of cells that make up that body part. Avascular necrosis of the hip & knee means there is no blood getting to them & they are being destroyed. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
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