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Symptoms and Treatment Strategies for Avascular Necrosis of the Hip Joint

Avascular Necrosis

Avascular necrosis (AVN), also known as osteonecrosis, is a condition that occurs when the blood supply to a bone is disrupted or cut off. Without a sufficient blood supply, the bone tissue begins to die and the bone may collapse. AVN can affect any bone in the body, but it is most commonly seen in the hip joint.


AVN of the hip joint can cause a range of symptoms:

  • pain
  • stiffness
  • difficulty moving the affected joint

Possible Causes

There are a number of causes of AVN, including injury, long-term use of certain medications (such as corticosteroids), and alcohol abuse. AVN can also be a complication of other conditions, such as sickle cell anemia or lupus.


Treatment for AVN may include:

  • medications to manage pain and swelling
  • physical therapy
  • PRP Therapy & Prolotherapy

The goal of treatment is to preserve as much of the affected bone as possible and to restore function to the affected joint.

Avascular Necrosis of the Hip Joint is a painful condition that can be debilitating. Contact now to Alleviate Pain Management Clinic for Non-Surgical Treatment.

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