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I suffer from avascular necrosis in the hip joint and secondary osteoarthritis. Can i take creatine if i suffer from this?

I suffer from avascular necrosis in the hip joint and secondary osteoarthritis. Can i take creatine if i suffer from this?

Avascular necrosis: You need to find out if your avascular necrosis is secondary (alcholism, big dose long term corticosteroids) or primary (coagulation disorder, enos mutation). Once the etiology is known, then medical therapy approaches can be put in place. Would not use cretine now. ...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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Avascular necrosis of the hip joint, how do I start the progress of treatment ?

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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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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My dad is diagnosed with avascular necrosis due to his fracture on his left hip joint 2 years back. What can he do to recover faster?

My dad is diagnosed with avascular necrosis due to his fracture on his left hip joint 2 years back. What can he do to recover faster?

It depend: The treatment goal for avascular necrosis is to prevent further bone loss. What treatment you receive depends on the amount of bone damage you already have. Non surgical treatment to surgical treatment. ...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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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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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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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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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

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


Dr. Stratos Christianakis
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Joints (Definition)

Joints are parts of the body, formed by the cartilage-covered ends of bones plus the strong, flexible ligaments that attach the bones to one another. Movements at the joints in the body allow the different parts of the body to move in ...Read more