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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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Dr. Lawrence Kessler
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Mri (Definition)

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


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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?

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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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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Would MRI show if avascular necrosis was present or could it miss it?

Would MRI show if avascular necrosis was present or could it miss it?

Would not miss it!: Mri will pick up the earliest phases of avn, inclding subchondral marrow edema. There is no more sensitive test. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Avascular can: may cause u problems down the road. Especially if you are an active person. You may want to get some functional orthotics to protect the navicular and repeat the x-rays every year. ...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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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

Dr. Charles Glueck
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Osteonecrosis (Definition)

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


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