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Doctor insights on: Treatment For Avascular Necrosis Of The Femoral Head

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What's the treatment usually for post traumatic avascular necrosis of the navicular in foot?

What's the treatment usually for post traumatic avascular necrosis of the navicular in foot?

AVN - navicular: AVN or avascular necrosis implies that the bone dies. The talus and navicular are the more common in the foot/ ankle as their blood supply is very limited when injured. treatment is very long and time consuming. Can take 3-4 months. bone stimulators are helpful, staying off your foot- non weight bearing, physical therapy - ultra sound techniques help. avoid NSAIDS ...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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Whats avascular necrosis of the femoral head?

Whats avascular necrosis of the femoral head?

Bone death: Avascular necrosis (also osteonecrosis, bone infarction, aseptic necrosis, ischemic bone necrosis, and (avn) is a disease where there is cellular death (necrosis) of bone components due to interruption of the blood supply. ...Read more

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What is vascular necrosis of the femoral hip area?

What is vascular necrosis of the femoral hip area?

Avascular necrosis?: Avascular necrosis refers to a state of diminshed blood supply to the femoral head.. It results in hip pain and progressive degenerative changes. ...Read more

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What is the best treament for avascular necrosis of the knee?

What is the best treament for avascular necrosis of the knee?

Crutches.: If you have a new onset of avascular necrosis (AVN), going on crutches to take the weight off your leg, for 4-6 weeks, can often cure the condition. If that fails, there is a surgical procedure that can help. ...Read more

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What are treatment options for avascular necrosis of the fibular sesamoid?

Excision: Removal of the bone is an option, although not ideal. Casting the foot for 1-2 months and limiting your weight-bearing is another option. Some insurances may pay for use of a bone stimulator, but if not, some bone stim companies can get one to you through a financial assistance program as they tend to be very expensive. A very unproven option would be to have a regenerative injection into the area ...Read more

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What is avasculas necrosis of the head and neck of the femur?

What is avasculas necrosis of the head and neck of the femur?

Bone destruction : Bone death from lack of circulation. This term literally means death of the bone on the head of the femur from lack of blood supply. What caused this is very hard to determine. Sometimes the surgeon can determine what the cause is from when he or she does surgery on the hip. This condition usually means that the patient needs to have a hip replacement. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for avascular necrosis and secondary oa of right hip with ankylosis?

What is the treatment for avascular necrosis and secondary oa of right hip with ankylosis?

Sugery,usually: There are some medical conditions which may predispose you to avn. Also, it may be related to medication. Oa is developmental and probably independent from avn. Medication may give symptomatic relief, but at some point you may be facing surgery since both problems are progressive. Get a medical checkup assess your current health status and guide you through the process. ...Read more

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Is there any reliable cure for avascular necrosis of the femoral head?

Is there any reliable cure for avascular necrosis of the femoral head?

Avascular necrosis: There is no medication to cure avascular necrosis, but the problem can be effectively treated with joint transplantation. It is important to avoid this surgery for as long as comfortably possible, because joint replacements have a limited lifespan and it is not fun to go through multiple procedures. ...Read more

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What is the cure for avascular necrosis of hips?

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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Describe avascular necrosis of head of femur?

Describe avascular necrosis of head of femur?

The bone will be : Soft not hard bescuse the bone lost it is mineral.Avascular necrosis occurs when blood flow to a bone is interrupted. Loss of blood flow can result from joint injury, narrowed or clogged blood vessels (from fat or sickle cell anemia), or from excessive pressure inside the joint. ...Read more

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Does subchondral insufficiency fracture of the superolateral aspect of the left femoral head with extensive bone marrow edema require a surgery?

Does subchondral insufficiency fracture of the superolateral aspect of the left femoral head with extensive bone marrow edema require a surgery?

Likely, eventually!: It sounds like you probably have some avascular necrosis with subchondral collapse. Unfortunately, the controversial treatments don't usually work once collapse has started. You're likely, eventually, going to need to have a hip replacement. You should see a hip specialist to go over your options at this point. ...Read more

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Does subchondral insufficiency fracture of the superolateral aspect of the left femoral head require a surgery?

Does subchondral insufficiency fracture of the superolateral aspect of the left femoral head  require a surgery?

Usually: this is a high risk risk stress fracture for progressing to catastrophic fracture. Usually recommended to pin it to prevent prigression ...Read more

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Avascular necrosis of head of femur is usually detected clinicaly by how many month?

Depends on the cause: The common causes R steroids, following a dislocation, alcohol abuse. Following a dislocation it can show up as late as 4-5 yrs. In all the process is slow 2 develop, & eval is sought due 2 pain & loss of motion. Earliest way 2 diagnosis is MRI also bone scans. ...Read more

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What is the treatment plan for a nondisplaced subarticular fracture of the medial femoral condyle?

What is the treatment plan for a nondisplaced subarticular fracture of the medial femoral condyle?

Crutches brace: A non displaced fracture of the femoral condyle can be treated with non weight bearing/crutches and bracing to prevent deformity in specific cases . It needs to be follwed closely. Often your doctor will suggest or recommend that it be treated surgically. It depends on the fracture pattern and mechanism of injury. ...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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Why do steroids cause avascular necrosis of the femur head?

Why do steroids cause avascular necrosis of the femur head?

Unknown: No one really knows for sure. However, it has been shown that steroids cause elevation of lipids. In rabbits, steroids cause collections of lipids called an embolism. The emboli caused avascular necrosis of the femoral heads in the studied rabbits. ...Read more

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Perthes disease avascular necrosis of femoral artery in 3 year child what is the treatment ?

Perthes disease avascular necrosis of femoral artery in 3 year child what is the treatment ?

Limit weight bearing: As a general pediatrician, I have had several patients respond well to crutches and limited activity, although in some situations, short term casting may be recommended. A good reference is: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/legg-calve-perthes-disease/basics/definition/con-20035572. Depending on the severity of your child's condition, your doctor may have other recommendations. ...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

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