Has anyone had osteonecrosis of the knees?

Yes. Osteonecrosis of the knee is a common source of debilitating knee pain. It generally affects the medial femoral condyle in women >55yrs old. Secondary osteonecrosis of the knee is related to corticosteriod use, alcohol abuse, sickle cell anemia, systemic lupus erythematosus. Secondary osteonecrosis is generally in patients <45 years old and is often bilateral.

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How is osteonecrosis of the knee treated?

Size/location depend. Rest, ice, and bracing are still good first line treatments. Surgical intervention can entail arthroscopic debridement, decompression, bone grafting, cartilage replacement up to knee replacement. Read more...

What can I do about osteonecrosis of the knee?

See your doctor. These symptoms can only be adequately diagnosed only after a thorough evaluation by your doctor. This may include labs and other satudies. Once all of the information is in, your doctor can let you know what's going on, and what to do to help you. Read more...
Consult Orthopedics. Osteonecrosis of the knee is a relatively rare condition in which the blood supply to the end of the femur at the knee is compromised. Symptoms and treatment are dictated by the severity of the osteonecrotic involvement. An MRI of the knee and an orthopaedic surgery consult is recommended. Read more...

How do you deal with osteonecrosis of the knee?

Osteonecrosis. Also called avascular necrosis or avn, this can cause pain and deformity of the joint--caused by decreased blood supply that leads to bone death. If minimal stick with conservative treatments. If significant, may need partial or total knee replacement. Read more...
Depends on severity. Depending on the severity treatment options may include rest, ice, compression and elevation, bracing, injection, pain medication, anti-inflammatory medication, physical therapy, and possible arthroscopic or open surgery including possible joint replacement. Read more...

I am 60 years old and osteonecrosis of the knee the lateral femoral condyle been battling with pain is there any cure? With electrical stimulation

Yes according to . Mayo clinic, electrical stimulation. Electrical currents may encourage your body to grow new bone to replace the area damaged by avascular necrosis. Electrical stimulation can be used during surgery and applied directly to the damaged area. Or it can be administered through electrodes attached to your skin. Read more...

My left knee feels like it needs to pop and I have a sharp pain going from my ankle to my left side of knee also j have Osteoarthritis and Osteonecrosis?

You need to have. proper examination and diagnosis by experienced healthcare provider. This condition sounds like meniscal tears or rupture along with joint fluid accumulation, which almost always means inflammation (arthritis or arthrosis). And thanks for trusting in HealthTap. Read more...

What is avascular necrosis of hip and knee?

Bone death. Avascular necrosis is when the bone is no longer receiving adequate blood supply, usually due to a fracture injuring the blood vessels. When this occurs, the bone dies. This is common with hip fractures and once this occurs; the hip needs to be replaced. I'm sure this can occur with the knee but it is much less common. Read more...
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...
Usually is dead bone. Avascular necrosis occur when the ciculation to a particular area of the bone is interrupted.Must common areas are the hip joint(the ball) and the knee.However can occur in any bone that the blood supply have being interrupted.Usual culprits are trauma(fractures or dislocations)diseases such as sicle cell .Dr p seni. Read more...
Bone death. Avn is caused by a disrupted blood supply to the bone. Bone is living tissue. Without a proper blood supply it dies. Read more...
Lack of blood supply. When the bones that form the joint lose their blood supply, for one reason or another, that is called avascular necrosis. Read more...

What exacting is avascular necrosis? I have it in my legs, knees.

Lack of blood supply. Avascular necrosis occurs when blood supply to an area of bone is cut off, for example your knee. Blood carries oxygen & nutrients to all parts of your body, including bone. Without blood supply that part of the bone "dies". This is a serious condition especially if it affects the femoral area of the hip. Read more...