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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

Dr. Charles Glueck
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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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What are the signs/symptoms of avascular necrosis of the hip?

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)?

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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What is the best pain relief medication for someone with avascular necrosis of the hip bones?

What is the best pain relief medication for someone with avascular necrosis of the hip bones?

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

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Is avascular necrosis of the hip associated with sickle cell anemia?

Is avascular necrosis of the hip associated with sickle cell anemia?

Yes: The clotting of sickle cell blood can cause avascular necrosis of the hips. It is like a heart attack of the bone. ...Read more

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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?

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 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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Is there any physical activities I can do if I have avascular necrosis of my hips?

Non-impact: Type and degree of exercise depends on the stage of avn. Usually light exercise (range of motion) in the water and light water aerobics are ok. ...Read more

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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 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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What can I do to relieve pain from avascular necrosis in my right hip?

Depends on severity: Avn pain may be due to early disease, collapse of head, loose bodies or subchondral fractures. Pain relief arises from pathology specific treatment. For example, core decompression in early disease vs total hip replacement in advanced disease. ...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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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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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. I'm 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. I'm 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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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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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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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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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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After having hip pain due to injury, MRI showed "avascular necrosis of the hips bilaterally, right greater than left". Is this curable or permanent?

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 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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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?

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

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I had my hip replaced in 2008 because of avascular necrosis secondary to sickle cell disease, but now my hip hurts like it did before it got replaced. Is this normal?

I had my hip replaced in 2008 because of avascular necrosis secondary to sickle cell disease, but now my hip hurts like it did before it got replaced. Is this normal?

Not is not: Not is not normal to expirience this type of pain unless something is not right with your hip replacement. You should consult with the physician who did your surgery and new x-ray should be taken to rule-ouy the #1 issue for this type of pain thart is loosening of the implanted components. ...Read more

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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, it is the death of bone from interruption of blood supply. This can result in tiny bone fractures and eventual destruction ...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