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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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Osteonecrosis (Definition)

-death of bone. This is due 2 loss of blood supply 2 a certain bone part. Common after some injuries such as fractured navicular in the wrist, dislocation of the hip. Some R due 2 drugs , especially steroids, also alcoholism, in these cases it's usually ...Read more


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Is avascular necrosis serious?

Is avascular necrosis serious?

Yes: Avascular necrosis is bone death due to lack of blood supply. This can occur in joints where the blood supply can be easily disrupted by injury or disease. Joints such as the hip, knee, wrist, elbow or ankle. Some medications such as steroids can increase risk of this problem. Disease which have increased risk include diabetes, sickle cell disease, gout, atherosclerosis. ...Read more

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Can a hip fracture turn into avascular necrosis ?

Can a hip fracture turn into avascular necrosis ?

Yes: If the fracture interferes with the blood supple to the ball of the hip joint, avn can occur. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for avascular necrosis and secondary oa of right hip with ankylosis?

What is the treatment for avascular necrosis and secondary oa of right hip with ankylosis?

Sugery,usually: There are some medical conditions which may predispose you to avn. Also, it may be related to medication. Oa is developmental and probably independent from avn. Medication may give symptomatic relief, but at some point you may be facing surgery since both problems are progressive. Get a medical checkup assess your current health status and guide you through the process. ...Read more

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Can hemachromotosis cause avascular necrosis of the ankle joint?

Can hemachromotosis cause avascular necrosis of the ankle joint?

Arthritis, not AVN: Hemochromatosis is associated with development of arthritis that can affect multiple joints, but is not generally associated with avascular necrosis. ...Read more

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What level of pain associated with severe hip osteoarthritis rel to severe avascular necrosis resulting in progressive bilateral hip deformities.

What level of pain associated with severe hip osteoarthritis rel to severe avascular necrosis resulting in progressive bilateral hip deformities.

Talk to a dr: Hi, Thank you for your question. I would love to discuss this in more detail with you. Please contact me if you would like to tackle your problems one on one. Either way hope you feel better. Dr. M ...Read more

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What are treatment options for avascular necrosis of the fibular sesamoid?

Excision: Removal of the bone is an option, although not ideal. Casting the foot for 1-2 months and limiting your weight-bearing is another option. Some insurances may pay for use of a bone stimulator, but if not, some bone stim companies can get one to you through a financial assistance program as they tend to be very expensive. A very unproven option would be to have a regenerative injection into the area ...Read more

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What is avascular necrosis ?

What is  avascular necrosis ?

Avascular necrosis: Bone is a living tissue that is constantly turning over; this involves tightly regulated systems of bone addition and subtraction. In order to deliver the cells that are responsible there needs to be adequate blood flow. If the blood flow is disrupted significantly, the affected areas can undergo avascular necrosis (avn). Avn can lead to collapse of the area and arthritis if it occurs near joints. ...Read more

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What is avascular necrosis of the hip?

What is avascular necrosis of the hip?

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 more

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Whats avascular necrosis of the femoral head?

Whats avascular necrosis of the femoral head?

Bone death: Avascular necrosis (also osteonecrosis, bone infarction, aseptic necrosis, ischemic bone necrosis, and (avn) is a disease where there is cellular death (necrosis) of bone components due to interruption of the blood supply. ...Read more

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What is vascular necrosis of the femoral hip area?

What is vascular necrosis of the femoral hip area?

Avascular necrosis?: Avascular necrosis refers to a state of diminshed blood supply to the femoral head.. It results in hip pain and progressive degenerative changes. ...Read more

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Does a torn rotator resemble avascular necrosis on an mri?

Does a torn rotator resemble avascular necrosis on an mri?

No: A torn rotator cuff primarily involves the rotator cuff tendons whereas avascular necrosis involves the humeral head (top of the long bone of the upper arm). Each disease has certain features on mri. ...Read more

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Do steriods from chemo cause avascular necrosis?

Do steriods from chemo cause avascular necrosis?

Possibly but others: Although avascular necrosis can be related to corticosteroids it is important to know that there are other causes of avascular necrosis. There is a decrease in blood flow to the area involved. Although corticosteroids can be associated, it depends on dose and time and thus chemo steroids are less likely to be associated. Other causes: alcohol, joint injury and increased pressure ...Read more

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What does avascular necrosis of lunate mean?

Lacks blood supply: For some reason, your lunate bone has lost its blood supply. See an orthopedic hand and wrist specialist for treatment. ...Read more

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Why avascular necrosis in sickle cell disease involve long bone only?

Why avascular necrosis in sickle cell disease involve long bone only?

The ends of : The long bones have the most tenuous blood supply, and thus are at the greatest risk. ...Read more

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Treatment for radial & longitudinal tears of the posterior horn medial meniscus, severe knee osteoarthrits moderate joint effusion, diffuse synovitis?

Treatment for radial & longitudinal tears of the posterior horn medial meniscus, severe knee osteoarthrits moderate joint effusion, diffuse synovitis?

Numerous : The most definitive option is a knee replacement. Knee arthroscopy is not likely to be helpful at this point. Various injections such as cortisone, hyaluronic acid/joint fluid or platelet-rich plasma are reasonable options. Meds, braces and PT are considerations. If I can help, then join my care team and virtual practice at www.healthtap.com/dr-clarkeholmes ...Read more

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What is the cure for avascular necrosis of hips?

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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 talar osteonecrosis?

Talar AVN: Lack of blood supply to the hindfoot bone called the talus. It can cause pain, deformity, collapse, arthritis, etc. ...Read more

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What is the cure for avascular necrosis of hips?

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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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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?

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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Is there any reliable cure for avascular necrosis of the femoral head?

Is there any reliable cure for avascular necrosis of the femoral head?

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

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What is the treatment for avascular necrosis and secondary oa of right hip with ankylosis?

Sugery,usually: There are some medical conditions which may predispose you to avn. Also, it may be related to medication. Oa is developmental and probably independent from avn. Medication may give symptomatic relief, but at some point you may be facing surgery since both problems are progressive. Get a medical checkup assess your current health status and guide you through the process. ...Read more

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Avascular necrosis of the hip joint, how do I start the progress of treatment ?

AVN of the Hip: If you have true avn of the hip then you need to see an orthopedic surgeon. There are various stages of avn. In the early stages there is a remote chance of salvage of the hip. If the avascularity is too far advanced then you need to discuss treatment options with your orthopedist. As you are only 40 years old, if you need a hip arthroplasty it is going to have to last quite some time. ...Read more

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I am a lupus sufferer and I have recently been diagnosed with avascular necrosis of my right hip after performing a MRI scan. Treatment options?

Orthopedic Eval: I would strongly recommend that you go have an orthopedic evaluation, preferably with an adult hip specialist. Treatment for this can range from observation, medication, to surgery. Treatment for avascular necrosis once the hip has collapsed requires a total hip replacement. Sometimes surgeries can be done before the hip collapses to help preserve your native hip. Get it evaluated. ...Read more

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What are the signs/symptoms of avascular necrosis of the hip?

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

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What happens to people who get avascular necrosis of the hip (also called osteonecrosis)?

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 more

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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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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

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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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What is avascular necrosis of the hip?

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 more

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I have avascular necrosis in my right hip, can it cause lower right back pain?

Yes: Problems with hip pain may eventually cause issues with your back due to how the body tries to adjust to pain by favoring the non painful joint leading to misalignment of your back. ...Read more

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What level of pain associated with severe hip osteoarthritis rel to severe avascular necrosis resulting in progressive bilateral hip deformities.

Talk to a dr: Hi, Thank you for your question. I would love to discuss this in more detail with you. Please contact me if you would like to tackle your problems one on one. Either way hope you feel better. Dr. M ...Read more

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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

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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

??: 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

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Is a paralabral tear in the hip a sign of avascular necrosis?

Is a paralabral tear in the hip a sign of avascular necrosis?

No different dx.: Labral years are a cartilage tear in hip avn is ischemic death of ballof hip with collapse. ...Read more

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Avascular Necrosis (Definition)

Also known as osteonecrosis, this is the death of a bone caused by an interruption of the blood supply. This can result in tiny bone fractures and eventual destruction ...Read more


Necrosis (Definition)

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