What is Avascular Necrosis and why you should not ignore the pain in your hips
Occurring in the hip resulting in severe pain, Avascular Necrosis often leads to a require joint replacement. Its symptoms develop over a long period of time and include arthritis, limitation of movement, pain, etc.
Dr. Anurag Awasthi from CK Birla Hospital points out that as bones are a living tissue that requires blood, an interruption to the blood supply causes the bone to die, eventually causing the bone to collapse if not stopped on time. He also stresses on the need for multi-disciplinary assessment of the impact of steroids on hip joints to either minimize their duration of use.
Watch this video where Dr. Awasthi highlights the diagnosis procedure, common reasons, joints affected as well as treatment of AVN.