Avascular Necrosis

Avascular necrosis is defined as the localized death of cells in the bone due to lack of blood supply to it. It results in weakening or collapse of the bone.

It is also called osteonecrosis or ischemic bone necrosis and most commonly occurs in the hip. The other common sites include shoulders, knees and ankles.

  • Idiopathic (unknown)
  • Bone fractures
  • Joint dislocations
  • Steroids
  • Alcohol abuse
  • Smoking
  • Radiotherapy or chemotherapy
  • Auto immune diseases
  • Pain
  • Decreased range of motion
  • X-rays
  • CT Scan
  • Bone scintigraphy
  • MRI

Management & treating of underlying cause of avascular necrosis to minimize progression of disease

  • Medications
  • Exercises
  • Rest

Joint-preservation operations: These procedures are done in early avascular necrosis of the hip to improve blood supply to the affected bone

  • Core Decompression and bone grafting
  • Core Decompression and bone marrow injection
  • Vascularised bone grafting

Joint Replacement: Done in advanced stages where bones are collapsed and arthritis is evident

About Doctor:

Dr. Naveen Reddy is one of the Best Orthopedic Surgeons in Hyderabad. He has over 10 years of experience. Having completed his post graduation in Orthopedics, (D’Ortho and DNB Ortho, he was part of the Apollo Hospitals, Hyderabad – 2009-2017. He has had the experience of working with the Best Orthopaedic Surgeons and gained extensive expertise in managing simple, complex trauma, knee and hip replacements. His patients consider him to be the best orthopedic doctor in Hyderabad. He has a fellowship in Hip & Knee Arthroplasty from world-renowned center Galeazzi Institute of Orthopedics, Milan, Italy under Prof Dr Lugi Zagra where he had great exposure and gained knowledge complex Hip & Knee Replacements.

The range of services provided by him includes Trauma – Fracture treatment, Knee Joint Replacement, Hip Joint Replacement, Arthroscopy, Sports Injuries Treatment, PRP & BEMAC Injections, Viscosupplementation, Stem Cell Treatment etc.

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