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Avascular Necrosis Of The Hip Mri
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
Mri or magnetic resonance imaging is one of the more recently developed imaging modalities available to physicians. It uses powerful magnets to generate images. There is no ionizing radiation which is a major advantage over many other modalities. Mri is the best imaging exam that we have for most soft tissue and joint related problems. There are radiologists ...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
After an MRI and X-Ray I was told I likely have avascular necrosis in my navicular following an injury 4 mos ago. Not in much pain though. This norm?
Possible: Possible but highly unlikely.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
MRI report said either subchondral fracture of navicular or avascular necrosis. If it's a fracture, does that mean it went necrotic? Very confused
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
No: There is no evidence that it is helpful in any way. ...Read more
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
Pain and: Significant limitation of motion that won't go away even with meds. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
What level of pain associated with severe hip osteoarthritis rel to severe avascular necrosis resulting in progressive bilateral hip deformities.
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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
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
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
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
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
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
Hi. I m suffering from avascular necrosis hips in my final stage. Can I go to gym for doing just upper limbs? Suggest please
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