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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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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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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 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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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 cure for avascular necrosis of hips?

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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 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 is chondromalacia medial femoral condyle and chondromalacia patella? My MRI of the left knee result. Is this serious? What is the treatment?

What is chondromalacia medial femoral condyle and chondromalacia patella? My MRI of the left knee result. Is this serious? What is the treatment?

Difficult: Chondromalacia means damaged cartilage, usually from abnormal wear and tear.There is no full cure . Damaged skin leaves a scar and same on inside of body. Physical therapy and long term home therapy and avoiding aggravating activities are appropriate. Finding any aggravating or precipitating musculoskeletal imbalances is appropriate. Surgery is last choice when all fails and intractable pain. ...Read more

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What is the pathophysiology of hip synovitis?

What is the pathophysiology of hip synovitis?

Inflammation of : Tendinitis/bursistis of hip often results of over use/trauma and the first thing to do is take it easy/rest a bit. Antiinflammatory meds such as aleve/motrin may help. Physical therapy/gentle stretching/rom exercises. Iontophoresis ultrasounds therapy, topical meds etc...May help quite a bit as well. So, if doing on your own not enough, consult doc for possible injection. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can hemachromotosis cause avascular necrosis of the ankle joint?

Can hemachromotosis cause avascular necrosis of the ankle joint?

Arthritis, not AVN: Hemochromatosis is associated with development of arthritis that can affect multiple joints, but is not generally associated with avascular necrosis. ...Read more

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Is a paralabral tear in the hip a sign of avascular necrosis?

Is a paralabral tear in the hip a sign of avascular necrosis?

No different dx.: Labral years are a cartilage tear in hip avn is ischemic death of ballof hip with collapse. ...Read more

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Chondral loss in my lateral patellar and femoral trochilea. Minimal joint effusion and bone marrow edemia. What are my options?

Chondral loss in my lateral patellar and femoral trochilea. Minimal joint effusion and bone marrow edemia. What are my options?

Osteoarthritis: Your description is consistent with osteoarthritis. Keep your weight controlled. A strengthening program for your quadriceps muscles as well as stretching your hamstrings will help to reduce symptoms. You may benefit from physical therapy or water exercise classes. Pain can be treated with tylenol (acetaminophen) or nsaids. You could possibly benefit from viscosupplementation such as synvisc or euflexxa. ...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 synovial chondromatosus of the knee?

What is synovial chondromatosus of the knee?

Chondromatosis: Synovial chondromatosis is a rare, benign condition of the thin tissue lining your joints (synovium). This tumor does not spread to other parts of the body, it can cause severe damage to the knee ankle or other joints and lead to osteoarthritis. Early treatment is important to relieve painful symptoms and prevent further damage. For more info: http://orthoinfo.aaos.org/topic.cfm?topic=A00602 ...Read more

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Knee MR found advanced loss of articular cartilage in medial compartment of tibio-femoral and patella-femoral joint. What are my options?

Knee MR found advanced loss of articular cartilage in medial compartment of tibio-femoral and patella-femoral joint. What are my options?

Depends: Medications / injections or surgery. Depends upon how much pain you have and what your response to prior interventions has been. Generally try the easy things first and advance to surgery when nothing else works. ...Read more

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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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What is the treatment for a . Subchondral edema hip.

What is the treatment for a . Subchondral edema hip.

Rest: Subchondral edema means there is swelling under the cartilage surface. It happens after injury, arthritis, or anything that causes inflammation. An xray gives that information, also arthritis or fracture should be visualized on the same xray. Treatment would be directed toward the causitive problem. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for a . Subchondral edema hip.

What is the treatment for a . Subchondral edema hip.

Depends: if the edema is due to osteonecrosis, or arthrosis the long term treatment tends to be joint replacement. If it is traumatic, or due to abnormal mechanics in case of cartilage or labral injury, then it may respond to arthroscopic treatment. In younger patients, or some pregnant women, it may require no treatment other than non weight bearing Rx on crutches for about 6 weeks to allow for resoluti ...Read more

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Avascular Necrosis (Definition)

Also known as osteonecrosis, this is the death of a bone caused by an interruption of the 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