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What is a vascular necurosis and what can be done to correct

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I recently had an MRI done of my left hip. Unstablitity, pain, swellin in the left leg. I was told by a PA that I needed to find an orthopedic doctor. I was told the result showed sublaxation, and avascular neucrosis, sever degenation, arthritis. What is a vascular necurosis and what can be done to correct this? Can a hip replacement help? I am not a good candiate for surgery as I have a pseudocholastrace deficiency. Please help me to understand alternative treatment plans if any. Thanks


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replied August 8th, 2007
Vascular and Circulatory Disorders Answer A1142
Avascular necrosis (of the femur’s head, I suppose) indicates a dead bone. Often, bones die because of disturbed blood circulation within. In your case, blood circulation in the bone has been disturbed due to the prolonged usage of the corticosteroids and diabetes mellitus. It seems that a hip replacement is the only possible treatment for your symptoms and diagnosis. You can consult an orthopedist for an expert opinion.


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