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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...

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...

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...

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...