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Hi.I m having avascular necrosis hips final stage. I take Ayurvedic herbal weight gaining capsules from 1 year as my apetite is very less. Suggest please

Hi.I m having avascular necrosis hips final stage. I take Ayurvedic herbal weight gaining capsules from 1 year as my apetite is very less. Suggest please

??: Herbs? May help but i kind of doubt it if it is advanced avn then it is going to require surgery although you are quite young have you seen an orthopedist who has an interest in complex hip problems /this would be your best option. ...Read more

Dr. Pietro Seni
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Avascular Necrosis (Definition)

Also known as osteonecrosis, avascular necrosis is the death of bone from interruption of blood supply. This can result in tiny bone fractures and eventual destruction of the entire bone. It can be caused by trauma, blockage of circulation with lipids in the blood, certain diseases like sickle cell disease, Gaucher, and occasionally after exposure to corticosteroids. Sometimes, there ...Read more


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Hi.I m suffering from avascular necrosis hips in my final stage. Can i go to gym for doing just upper limbs? Suggest please

Hi.I m suffering from avascular necrosis hips in my final stage. Can i go to gym for doing just upper limbs? Suggest please

Yes: Range of motion and strengthening for your upper extremities is a good idea. Especially if you may undergo surgery for your hips. ...Read more

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Early avascular necrosis hip. No surgery while on immunosuppresant (SLE complications). What can I do to slow progress of the AVN? Not on steroids.

Early avascular necrosis hip. No surgery while on immunosuppresant (SLE complications). What can I do to slow progress of the AVN? Not on steroids.

See your orthopedist: Lupus is a frequent cause of AVN, particularly if on steroids. Treatment usually consists of pain relief from NSAIDs and sometimes opiates. Some studies show that alendronate used with Ca and vitamin D may slow progression, but don`t use long term osteoporosis drugs as they stay there a long time and some hae even been implicated in AVN.See PT for gentle exercise and avoidance of injury. ...Read more

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What is the cure for avascular necrosis of hips?

What is the cure for avascular necrosis of hips?

Joint replacement: Bisphosphonates (medications typically used for osteoporosis) can be used as a non-surgical approach, but most people need surgery. ...Read more

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What is avascular necrosis of hip and knee?

What is avascular necrosis of hip and knee?

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 more

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I've got avascular necrosis of hip. Today i fell on that hip. Could i've got fractured it?

I've got avascular necrosis of hip. Today i fell on that hip. Could i've got fractured it?

Unbelievable: Why would you ask a doctor who cannot examine the hip? If you have significant pain then go to the ER and have an exam and x ray. ...Read more

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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

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Does taking weight gaining capsules/tablets continously for two years or so cause avascular necrosis of hips or other joints ? I m having it. Plz say.

Does taking weight gaining capsules/tablets continously for two years or so cause avascular necrosis of hips or other joints ? I m having it. Plz say.

Several causes: Whether your medications are contributing depends on what you are taking, and what conditions you are taking them for. Avascular necrosis (avn) can be caused by trauma, by medications such as prednisone, by chronic alcoholism, and by many illnesses such as lupus or sickle cell anemia. Your doctor can help you determine what may have caused the avn. ...Read more

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I m suffering from avascular necrosis of hips .... I m on medication taking vitamins calcium n sodium tablets ... Plz suggest?

I m suffering from avascular necrosis of hips .... I m on medication taking vitamins calcium n sodium tablets ... Plz suggest?

Osteonecrosis (AVN): Nonoperative management for avn of the femoral head (hips) is generally ineffective. If 15% or less of the femoral head is involved & no symptoms are present, there is a chance it will resolve without surgical intervention. Treatment with bisphosphonates has been tried with variable results. Joint preserving surgical procedures may be the best available option. ...Read more

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Is there any connection between current avascular necrosis of hip from no known cause and 15 yr ago subarachnoid hemorrhage of unknown cause? 60 yr

Unrelated: Avascular necrosis of the hip may occur after trauma or associated with use of steroids. The subarachnoid hemorrhage may have been result of aneurysm or trauma. If there were some issue of the hip then, there would have been very obvious signs then. If new issues now, then they are unrelated. ...Read more

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Dr. Charles Glueck
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Osteonecrosis (Definition)

Osteonecrosis is a condition in which part of a person's bone dies due to lack of blood flow to the area. The hip and shoulder are more likely to be affected, but osteonecrosis can also involve the knee, elbow, wrist, or ankle. Trauma to the bone can cause osteonecrosis, often there ...Read more


Necrosis (Definition)

Necrosis is the the death of cells and tissue. In dentistry, root canals are often needed when the pulp tissue inside a ...Read more