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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

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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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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My friend has early stage of avascular necrosis (AVN) of the femoral head. What medication can help him recover?

My friend has early stage of avascular necrosis (AVN) of the femoral head. What medication can help him recover?

AVN: AVN is an issue with blood supply to the head of the femur. There are no medications that are routinely used to treat the condition. Stopping the use of alcohol is encouraged, and ceasing steroids may be warranted in consult with the doctor. The main treatment is phyisical therapy for symptom relief, and then surgical measures if the condition worsens during observation. ...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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Want to stay fit, enjoy running. I was diagnosed with avn or avascular necrosis in left femur head. Will running make it worse?

Want to stay fit, enjoy running. I was diagnosed with avn or avascular necrosis in left femur head. Will running make it worse?

Yes: I'm sorry to hear of your recent dx.of AVN of your hip.Hopefully it is inan early stage and can be treated without replacement as an option yet...in my experience Avn will advance in severity w/ time and loading the femoral head repeatedly( as in running) may hasten the process. Best of Luck to you! ...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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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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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

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


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