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the risk of arthritis after a hip injury?

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Hi! what is the risk of arthritis after a hip injury with an intact capsule , & AVN. THANK YOU


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replied February 27th, 2015
Welcome to e health forum.

The risk of hip arthritis after a hip injury depends if there has been any disruption of the blood supply to the hip joint.

When a fracture, a dislocation, or some other joint injury occurs, the blood vessels may be damaged. This can interfere with the blood circulation to the bone and lead to trauma-related osteonecrosis. In fact, studies suggest that hip dislocation and hip fractures are major risk factors for osteonecrosis.

If the capsule of the hipjoint is intact, then it is possible that the blood flow to the hip is intact and the risk would be low.

In case, you still have doubt, you can consult your doctor, who can order a Xray or a MRI, which can give current anatomy details which might help to give a clear possible risk of arthritis or other condition specific to your case.

I hope this helps.
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