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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
Osteonecrosis is also known as Avascular necrosis. 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
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
I have been told i avascular necrosis bilaterally in hips had both hips replaced still have pain only a little better. Still have pain shooting pain?
Speak with ortho: If this is the case, one has to lead for other causes of your pain, especially if the pain is in both hip areas. You need to speak with your orthopedist. ...Read more
Whatever works: That was a terse answer, but that is the truth. Everything from over the counter meds to narcotics need to be used, but most people will eventually need narcotics due to the intense pain. Bisphosphonates are used to slow the damage, but does not alleviate the pain. Surgery is the definitive solution. ...Read more
I am a recovering her I on addict. I have avascular necrosis in hips and neuropathy in feet. Need to manage pain without narcotics. Any suggestions?
Yes: Go see your doctor and tell him/ her you are a recovering addict. Your doctor will either be able to discuss treatment options or refer you to a pain specialist. ...Read more
I have pain in my groin in both sides in hips a clicking sound when i lift my legs I have been for an X-ray and had MRI with dye injected in to rule owt avascular necrosis they told me MRI showed no signs of disease but I am still not happy I have read th
Can you develop osteonecrosis /avascular necrosis by being on 40mg prednisone taper over 8 mo period? Sle. Hip/knee pain severe. Off 2mo now worse.
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