Hip Osteonecrosis and potential options

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Hip Osteonecrosis and potential options

Postby Paul » Wed Apr 03, 2013 11:43 am

Hip necrosis, also called osteonecrosis or avascular necrosis, is a painful condition in which lack of proper blood flow to the head of the femur results in osteocytes and the bone marrow dying. This weakens the bone and can lead to a collapse of the femur head and eventual arthritis as the surface of the femur head (articular cartilage) changes shape.

There are very limited options in helping to control the pain associated with this deadful condition.

A few conservative ideas for your doctor to consider are presented on the following page:

http://www.mendmyhip.com/hip-bone-femur ... tments.php

In addition, an interesting case study on the U.S. National Library of Medicine explains the steps taken when attempting to diagnose someone with Osteonecrosis. A very interesting read.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1840046/
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