Avascular Necrosis of the hip occurs when the blood supply to the head of the femur is cut off. It leads to the death of bone cells and the collapse of the articular surface of the head of the femur. AVN can ultimately result in severe arthritis of the hip joint. The age group 35-50 years is most commonly affected. Males are affected more commonly than females. Both hip joints are commonly affected.
Causes of Avascular necrosis:
Chronic alcohol consumption
What are the symptoms of Avascular Necrosis of the hip?
Progressive joint pain
Pain is more noticeable in the anterior hip or groin
Decreased range of motion
Diagnosis of AVN
Treatment Of AVN Treatment is based on:
Age of patient
Location and area of bone affected.
Treatment may include:
Medicines – NSAIDs to control pain, Osteoporosis drugs like Alendronate to slow the progression of the disease
Exercise to improve range of motion
Core decompression- involves drilling one large hole or several smaller holes into the affected area of the femoral head to relieve pressure on the bone
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