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Yoga For Avascular Necrosis Treatment
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: If avascular necrosis (avn) has occurred, then part of the bone is dead (necrosis) and there is no cure. There are many causes from lupus to sickle cell disease to corticosteroids to alcohol abuse. The key is to prevent further avn by addressing the cause: treatment of alcoholism, reducing load (obesity) on the damaged bone, reducing the need for steroids, etc. ...Read more
Dead bone: All depend of the joint involved with avn, if the area of dead bone is small some time bone graft can be done, some time plain drilling of the bone may suffice or some times vascularized pedicule bone graft is the answer and some times a total joint replacement is the best procedure.All depend of the particular circumstances of the joint involved.Dr seni. ...Read more
Multiple medications: It is documented that early, agrressive therapy is indicated in RA and results in much better outcome as opposed to delaying agrressive therapy(as was done in the past). Initial therapy would include plaquenil, (hydroxychloroquine) methotrexate, and biologic agents, i.e., enbrel, humira, etc. This approach is supported by long term clinical trials and radiographic evidence. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Is physical therapy an effective treatment for avascular necrosis? The pain is becoming unbearable and my ortho surgeon doesn't want to do surgery?
Avascular necrosis: This can affect many boney areas . My guess as to why your orthopedist doesn't want to do surgery is because you are young and many of these cases resolve without surgery. Remember - you can always do surgery. What you can't do is undo it . Good luck ! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Not good.: If a child has an inflammatory knee condition, caused by jia, there are very effective treatments available with very high success rates, some used alone, and some in combinations. I would consider it child abuse not to see a rheumatologist or the hard to find, pediatric rheumatologist. Forget the herbs and spices! this not the 3rd world. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Not many: Occasionally i will see someone who has severe hip arthritis and either does not want or cannot have hip replacement due to age, illness, heart problems etc. In this situation, a cortisone injection in the hip can help for about 2-3 months at a time. It is not the best option but if there is nothing else it can help. Alsowalking with a cane in the opposite hand can alleviate the pressureon the hip. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hypertrophic changes of iliac bones, hip osteoarthritis bilaterally. What's a good non nsaid anti inflammatory to use for pain and inflammation?
Are PRP and stem cell therapy txmt options for rapidly occurring Gr. 4 hip OA: superior joint impaction, subchondral sclerosis, joint fragments?
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