Top
30
Doctor insights on: Yoga For Avascular Necrosis Treatment

Share
Dr. Andrew Berry
2 Doctors shared insights

Yoga (Definition)

The term yoga comes from a sanskrit word which means yoke or union. Traditionally, yoga is a method joining the individual self with the divine, universal spirit, or cosmic consciousness. Physical and mental exercises are designed to help achieve this goal, also ...Read more


3

3
Does chemotherapy cause avascular necrosis? Does having cancer treatments such as chemo or radiation increase my risk of avascular necrosis? .

Does chemotherapy cause avascular necrosis? Does having cancer treatments such as chemo or radiation increase my risk of avascular necrosis? .

Perhaps: Certain chemo and radiation can cause avn. Certain cancers and disease can as well. It is best to discuss this with your oncologist or internist. ...Read more

4

4
Does chemotherapy cause avascular necrosis? Does having cancer treatments such as chemo or radiation increase my risk of avascular necrosis? . .

Possible: Certain therapeutics, although not chemotherapy, that are commonly used in cancer patients can be associated with avascular necrosis (avn). Examples of these agents include: zometa, xgeva (denosumab) and avstin that can be associated with osteonecrosis of the jaw. Dexamethasone and radiation therapy can also cause avn. ...Read more

5

5
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

6

6
Is there a natural cure or any other alternative than prosthesis for avascular necrosis in hip. If no for how long would the prosthesis last. I'm 30?

Is there a natural cure or any other alternative than prosthesis for avascular necrosis in hip. If no for how long would the prosthesis last. I'm 30?

See details: There is no natural cure. In avn the blood supply to the head of the hip has been compromised to the extent that the bone has died and collapsed. If it reaches that stage replacing the femoral head is the only option. Early stage avn can be treated by non-weight bearing or core depression. The replacement should last 20+ years depending on your weight, activities, etc. ...Read more

7

7
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

8

8
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

9

9
What's a good treatment for someone with avascular necrosis?

What's a good treatment for someone with avascular necrosis?

Orthopedic evaluate: You need to be worked up for the cause! Lack of sufficient blood flow for the affected bone/ joint. ...Read more

11

11
I have avascular necrosis and just found out from an X-ray that I have a fractured ankle what is treatment?

I have avascular necrosis and just found out from an X-ray that I have a fractured ankle what is treatment?

Need to follow up: With podiatry or orthopedist...It depends what kind of fracture. ..You may need surgery or a below knee cast. It is unclear from the question if the a vascular necrosis is the same or different bone then the fracture. ...Read more

12

12
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

13

13
Avascular necrosis of the hip joint, how do I start the progress of treatment?

Avascular necrosis of the hip joint, how do I start the progress of treatment?

AVN of the Hip: If you have true avn of the hip then you need to see an orthopedic surgeon. There are various stages of avn. In the early stages there is a remote chance of salvage of the hip. If the avascularity is too far advanced then you need to discuss treatment options with your orthopedist. As you are only 40 years old, if you need a hip arthroplasty it is going to have to last quite some time. ...Read more

14

14
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

15

15
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

16

16
I am a lupus sufferer and I have recently been diagnosed with avascular necrosis of my right hip after performing a MRI scan. Treatment options?

Orthopedic Eval: I would strongly recommend that you go have an orthopedic evaluation, preferably with an adult hip specialist. Treatment for this can range from observation, medication, to surgery. Treatment for avascular necrosis once the hip has collapsed requires a total hip replacement. Sometimes surgeries can be done before the hip collapses to help preserve your native hip. Get it evaluated. ...Read more

17

17
How do you treat avascular necrosis?

How do you treat avascular necrosis?

Surgery, meds: The most common solution is joint replacement surgery, but bisphosphonate medications can be used first to try to slow the progression of bone death. ...Read more

18

18
What should I do about avascular necrosis?

What should I do about avascular necrosis?

AVN: More information needed. In some bones (humeral + femoral head) if diagnosed before collapse and arthritis begins, there may be some value to core decompression. Some centers have shown decreased progression of collapse with free vascular fibula grafting (hip). No consensus regarding treatment before collapse. Once collapse occurs, some sort of resurfacing/replacement required to manage pain. ...Read more

19

19
How can I know if I have avascular necrosis?

See an ortho: I would see an ortho and get examined
if necessary, you will likely undergo an xray
and may need an MRI to make the diagnosis
of avascular necrosis. ...Read more

20

20
Please tell me, could avascular necrosis spread?

No.: It remains localized in the joint that is affected. ...Read more

23

23
What are the risks of getting avascular necrosis?

Not enough info: The risk really depend if you have a disease or take meds that predispose to the disease or have fractured a hip or are a diver for instance. If you do not take prednisone, do not drink alcohol to excess and have none of the diseases or injuries or activities associated with higher risk then your risk is virtually zero. ...Read more

24

24
If you had to boil it down, what is avascular necrosis?

If you had to boil it down, what is avascular necrosis?

Dead bone: Avascular necrosis (avn) is a disruption of the blood supply to a bone. With no blood supply, the bone is substantially weakened there are numerous causes, most commonly trauma/fracture. Common bones involved are the hip, shoulder, scaphoid, femoral condyles. ...Read more

27

27
Do steriods from chemo cause avascular necrosis?

Do steriods from chemo cause avascular necrosis?

Possibly but others: Although avascular necrosis can be related to corticosteroids it is important to know that there are other causes of avascular necrosis. There is a decrease in blood flow to the area involved. Although corticosteroids can be associated, it depends on dose and time and thus chemo steroids are less likely to be associated. Other causes: alcohol, joint injury and increased pressure ...Read more

29

29
Does a torn rotator resemble avascular necrosis on an mri?

Does a torn rotator resemble avascular necrosis on an mri?

No: A torn rotator cuff primarily involves the rotator cuff tendons whereas avascular necrosis involves the humeral head (top of the long bone of the upper arm).

Each disease has certain features on mri. ...Read more

30

30
What are the signs/symptoms of avascular necrosis of the hip?

Pain pain limpping: Many people have no symptoms in the early stages of avascular necrosis of bone. As the disease worsens, your affected joint may hurt only when you put weight on it. Eventually, the joint may hurt even when you're lying down. Pain can be mild or severe and usually develops gradually. Pain associated with avascular necrosis of the hip may be focused in the groin, thigh or buttock. ...Read more

Dr. Charles Glueck
462 Doctors shared insights

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


Dr. Pietro Seni
221 Doctors shared insights

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