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

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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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


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