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Why you Should not Ignore the Pain in your Hips and What is Avascular Necrosis



Avascular Necrosis
hip pain

Avascular Necrosis it actually occurs in hip resulting in pain The symptoms may develop over a long period of time inflammation of one or more of your joints its Damage is so Severe that the Patient can need a Joint Replacement.

A 36-year-old patient from Uzbekistan underwent a liver transplant surgery in 2016, and soon developed Avascular Necrosis, a condition where the supply of blood to the bones is distracted. Since the condition had advanced to stage IV, she had to undergo a total hip replacement surgery last month at a hospital in Gurgaon.

Avascular Necrosis, which could be triggered by liver and kidney transplant, steroid therapy and even issues like alcoholism has recorded an increase in recent years. This is why experts advise those under 40 years to get themselves checked for bone complications Because bone is a living tissue that requires blood, an interruption to the blood supply causes the bone to die. If not stopped, this process eventually causes the bone to collapse also called osteonecrosis, this condition often occurs in the hip due to a fracture or dislocation, or from the long-term use of high-dose steroids.

Avascular Necrosis accounts for 10 percent of hip replacement surgery and is more common in males in the ages of 35-50 years. Bilateral, or the condition in which it affects both the hips, has now become more common with 80 percent patients,

“There is no study in the Indian population documenting how many young adults suffer from Avascular Necrosis changes in the hip joint. However, considering the grave impact it can have on an individual in terms of severe pain, limitation of movements and the eventual need for hip replacement surgery, it becomes extremely important to address every hip pain persisting for more than three to four weeks.

But many cases of Avascular Necrosis can be stopped or delayed using medication. Regular bone and joint check-ups, MRI scan and regular intake of calcium and Vitamin D supplements can help in prevention.”Many times the symptoms may be very mild, and patients often try alternate therapy or over-the-counter pain control medications. In the case of high suspicion, we ask for an MRI scan of hip joints. This test can detect early changes at Grade I and Grade II level can help start with intervention, he shares.

By improving general health and limiting alcohol intake, treating hip injuries without delay and keeping cholesterol low are some of the prevention measures.

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