Avascular necrosis

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Avascular necrosis

Avascular necrosis (AVN) is a condition that occurs when the blood supply to the bone is disrupted, leading to bone death. This can occur in any bone, but it is most common in the hip joint.

What causes Avascular necrosis?
  • Injury to the hip joint, including dislocation or fracture
  • Long-term use of corticosteroid medications
  • Alcoholism
  • Certain medical conditions, including sickle cell anemia and lupus
Avascular necrosis Symptoms
  • Pain in the hip joint, particularly during or after activity
  • Stiffness and limited range of motion in the hip joint
  • Pain in the groin or thigh area
When to see the doctor
  • If you experience persistent hip pain or discomfort
  • If you notice a clicking or popping sensation in your hip joint
  • If you experience difficulty walking or moving your hip joint
Avascular necrosis Treatment
  • Treatment for avascular necrosis in the hip typically involves managing symptoms and preventing further bone damage.
  • Pain management medications may be prescribed to manage pain and discomfort.
  • Physical therapy may be recommended to help improve range of motion and strengthen the muscles around the hip joint.
  • In some cases, surgery may be necessary to replace the damaged portion of the hip joint.
How Dr. Kunal Patel can help

Dr. Kunal Patel is an experienced orthopedic surgeon who specializes in hip surgeries, including procedures to treat avascular necrosis. He offers advanced treatment options to manage pain, prevent further bone damage, and improve mobility in his patients. With his expertise and state-of-the-art technology, he provides personalized care and attention to ensure the best possible outcomes for his patients. If you're experiencing symptoms of avascular necrosis in the hip, Dr. Patel can help you get the treatment you need to improve your quality of life.