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Yoga For Avascular Necrosis Treatment
No: There is no evidence that it is helpful in any way. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
Orthopedic evaluate: You need to be worked up for the cause! Lack of sufficient blood flow for the affected bone/ joint. ...Read more
No: No it has no effect for this diagnosi. ...Read more
I have avascular necrosis and just found out from an X-ray that I have a fractured ankle what is 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 more
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
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
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
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
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
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
Yes: You need to see an orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more
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
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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