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Avascular Necrosis And Hip Pain
After having hip pain due to injury, MRI showed "avascular necrosis of the hips bilaterally, right greater than left". Is this curable or permanent ?
Permanent: This is commonly associated with long term alcohol use, steroid use, or disuse of hips. Do you meet any of these categories? If not, you need to find out why you have it, including rare genetic causes, infections and medications. You should make sure you get a reason for it at your age. Some early results have been seen with stem cell replacement. Next step is hip replacement if it gets too bad. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Can brown recluse spider venom cause avascular necrosis of the hip the bite was 5 inches above the knee the hip pain began 1 month after spider bite ?
Not likely!: There are no associated reports of this linkage. Both are not uncommon and coincidently may occur together. Avascular necrosis is a severe form of arthritis of the hip caused by disruption of the blood supply to the cartilage on top of the hip. Ultimately leading to hip replacement. Stop gap procedures are in my opinion, ineffectual. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Prednisone starting 40mg/day taper over 8 mo. Sle. Hip/knee pain severe past 2 months. Hip pain totally new. Pain chronic.Possible avascular necrosis?
Possibly: Hip pain from avn can be felt in the groin, thigh or knee. It may hurt at night or with activities. X-rays may or may not show evidence of the condition, while an MRI scan is very helpful in detecting the condition and extent of involvement of the bone. Treatment may include core decompression or hip replacement depending on extent of involvement. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 2 more doctor answers
Hip joint breakdown: Avascular necrosis represents a spectrum of issues that advance from mild hip pain early in the process and heads toward varying degrees of femoral head collapse and severe pain with limited function. Speak to your orthopaedic surgeon if you are having progressive hip pain to see if imaging with X-rays or an MRI is indicated ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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