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I am 60 years old and osteonecrosis of the knee the lateral femoral condyle been battling with pain is there any cure? With electrical stimulation

I am 60 years old and osteonecrosis of the knee  the lateral femoral condyle been battling with pain is there any cure? With electrical stimulation

Yes according to : Mayo clinic, electrical stimulation. Electrical currents may encourage your body to grow new bone to replace the area damaged by avascular necrosis. Electrical stimulation can be used during surgery and applied directly to the damaged area. Or it can be administered through electrodes attached to your skin. ...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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What can be done for osteonecrosis in the femur?

What can be done for  osteonecrosis in the femur?

It depend: Nonoperative treatment usually results in a poor prognosis. Core decompression core decompression is currently the most common procedure in the early stages of osteonecrosis of the femoral head.Based on harris hip scores operative treatment was successful in approximately 70% of hips with ficat stage i ii or iii osteonecrosis comparing to 20% of nonoperative management of early osteonecrosis. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get osteonecrosis of the femur from a cramped driver's seat?

No: I am unaware of how a cramped driver's seat could have anything to do with osteonecrosis of the femur. That diagnosis is usually associated with trauma, metabolic bone disease, complications to certain medications and/or disease processes. In many cases an etiology can not be determined. ...Read more

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Should I be worried if I have osteonecrosis of the femur from a cramped driver's seat?

Sitting pain not avn: Osteonecrosis usually causes pain with weightbearing and not sitting even in cramped cars although it commonly cause night pain as well. I More likely reasons for new onset of hip pain or groin pain when sitting in a car is damage to the cartilage of hip or the labrum. This is often seen in the setting of Femoral Acetabular impingement If it is osteonecrosis, it will not worsen with sitting ...Read more

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My 67 years old mom has onfh (osteonecrosis of the femeral head) on both hip joints, what's success rate on surgery to replace total hip in her age?

My 67 years old mom has onfh (osteonecrosis of the femeral head) on both hip joints, what's success rate on surgery to replace total hip in her age?

Very high: Rates depend on what you are defining as success. Hip replacement is more than 90% successful in reducing or eliminating pain. Depending on your mother's activity level and desired activities, some changes may need to be made but her orthopedic surgeon could talk to her about this before the surgery and be more specific. ...Read more

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My mom has onfh (osteonecrosis of the femeral head) on both hip joints, and she is 67 years old, is surgery necessary? Whats risk? How effectiveness?

My mom has onfh (osteonecrosis of the femeral head) on both hip joints, and she is 67 years old, is surgery necessary? Whats risk? How effectiveness?

Osteonecrosis: Surgery is only indicated if he is having hip pain that is effecting her quality of life or ability to function. Most common surgery would be a total hip replacement where both the femoral head and the acetabular cup are replaced. This surgery has the highest patient satisfaction rate of any surgery done by orthopedic surgeons. ...Read more

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My 67 years old mom has onfh (osteonecrosis of the femeral head) on both hip joints, what are the risks on surgery to replace total hip?

Statistics: Every center where this procedure is performed will provide you with statistics (so you can compare) of the adverse outcomes and inform you of risks involved in this particular case. In general bleeding, anesthesia misshaps, residual pain, etc are common risks of surgery of this type. Consult your dr, good luck ! ...Read more

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My 67y mom has osteonecrosis of the femeral head on both hip joints, she could walk with chair but pain, what could happen in the future if no surgery?

My 67y mom has osteonecrosis of the femeral head on both hip joints, she could walk with chair but pain, what could happen in the future if no surgery?

Get worse and bed --: Ridden or in a wheelchair, as severe arthritis would result. The only way is one or the other type of surgery. At her age, depending upon the severity of her avn, total joint replacement might a better option as in one surgery she'll get rid of all problems. Get her seen by an orthopod. Good luck and happy holidays. ...Read more

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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
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Aseptic Necrosis (Definition)

Aseptic necrosis is also called osteonecrosis, avascular necrosis (AVN), or ischemic bone necrosis. It is a condition that occurs when there is diminished blood to the bone. An interruption to the blood supply causes bone to die. If the environment is not altered or improved, the involved bone may eventually collapse and ...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