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What is AVN (avascular necrosis of hip, osteonecrosis)?
The bones and bone marrow of the human body are made up of living cells that need a steady blood supply to stay healthy. If blood flow to these cells greatly decreases, the cells may die. Avascular Necrosis (AVN) is a cellular death of bone component, which occurs when the blood supply to the bones is temporarily or permanently blocked. In the absence of blood, bone tissues die and bone collapses. If this condition isn’t treated, it leads to severe pain, resulting in Arthritis. Avascular Necrosis is also called Osteonecrosis or Aseptic Necrosis. Different stages of osteonecrosis can be distinguished of which stages I & II represent the stages before fracture and stages III & IV the stages after fracture. This condition leads to arthritis and joint gets damaged.
What are causes of AVN?
Avascular necrosis occurs when blood flow to a bone is interrupted or reduced. Reduced blood supply can be caused by:
Joint or bone trauma. An injury, such as a dislocated joint, might damage nearby blood vessels. Cancer treatments involving radiation also can weaken bone and harm blood vessels. Fatty deposits in blood vessels. The fat (lipids) can block small blood vessels, reducing the blood flow that feeds bones.
Certain diseases. Medical conditions, such as sickle cell anemia and Gaucher’s disease, also can cause diminished blood flow to bone.
What are the common areas affected by AVN?
What are the early symptoms of AVN?
Who is at risk?
if a person is completely healthy, the risk of getting Osteonecrosis is quite less. Another way to understand this is that most of the people who get AVN probably have an underlying health problem. Most patients are between 20 and 50 years old with an average age of 38. Patients over the age of 50 are likely to have developed AVN either by a fracture of the hip or more rarely in association with disease of the major blood vessels to the lower leg.
Who would be a suitable candidate for bone implantation treatment ?
Candidate having hip joint pains, non-union fractures due to accident, bone weakness, immobility and restricted movement in joint etc.
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Tip from Doctor
When you are unable to move and your hips are paining
- In recent times, we have observed there is higher incidences of AVN due to changes in lifestyle.
- Excessive use of steroid, alcohol abuse or trauma often causing Necrosis of bone, also called Avascular Necrosis (AVN).
- Patients mostly report increasing pain and reduced quality of life and go for treatment when the pain is quite severe in later stages.
- In later stages, when there is collapse, options become limited as the joint has to be artificially replaced leading to some degree of compromised living.
- Through our foundation and social awareness program the joint can be salvaged. In case of patient’s awareness and readiness for treatment, this can be completely cured through minimally invasive regenerative procedures.
- If you have even slightest pain in your hip or incidentally you have come to know from X-Ray / MRI done for other purpose, that there is AVN; don’t delay in doubt as there is a solution available for this.
- Seek early treatment as this may cure the bone necrosis completely and prevent any further damage. Your cure will depend on how fast your regenerative treatment done.