Have you ever wonder the sense of hip pain in a young age? The answer is that you have an Osteonecrosis of the femoral head, a painful condition that occurs when the blood supply to the bone is disrupted. Because bone cells die without a blood supply. Osteonecrosis can ultimately lead to destruction of the hip joint and arthritis.
Risk factors that can make it more likely to develop the disease
- Some hematological diseases.
- Injury from accident – hip dislocations, hip fractures, and other injuries can damage the blood vessels and impair circulation to the femoral head.
- Side effect of long-term use steroids.
When to see a doctor?
- Hip pain
- Pain while walking, running and moving
- Difficult moving
Prevention of Hip Osteonecrosis
- Be careful of an accident.
- Use steroids wisely.
- Patients with hematological disease, SLE or rheumalism have to treated and control properly by specialist.
If you feel hip pain with unknown cause or others mentioned symptoms, see the doctor as soon as possible to receive the diagnosis by MRI Scan which shows the bone and jointconditions. The treatment could be weight control or walking stick. If osteonecrosis has advanced to femoral head collapse, the most successful treatment is total hip replacement. This procedure involves replacing the damaged cartilage and bone with artificial implants. The patient can go back to normal daily activity after the surgery with the device safely inside longer than the previous total hip replacement.