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AVN Hip Treatment

  Osteonecrosis of the hip is a painful condition that occurs when the blood supply to the bone is disrupted. Because bone cells die without a blood supply, osteonecrosis can ultimately lead to destruction of the hip joint and arthritis.

Risk Factors :

Although it is not always known what causes the lack of blood supply, there are a number of risk factors that can make it more likely for someone to develop the disease:

  • Injury — Hip dislocations, hip fractures, and other injuries can damage the blood vessels and impair circulation to the femoral head

  • Alcoholism

  • Corticosteroid medicines

  • Osteonecrosis is associated with other diseases, including Caisson disease, sickle cell disease, myeloproliferative disorders, Gaucher’s disease, systemic lupus erythematosus, Crohn’s disease, arterial embolism, thombosis, and vasculitis.


Patients often present with Pain in Hip region with difficulty in walking or sitting on the floor.


MRI is the investigation of choice to diagnose early cases of AVN Hip. Later changes may also appear in  x ray images.


Untreated AVN hip can lead to Degenerative Arthritis of Hip Joint necessitating Total Hip Replacement Surgery.  Early AVN Hip can be controlled and treated with medications and Core decompression surgery.