Thursday, 13 October 2011

Total hip replacement for Avascular Nercrosis of the Hip

Avascular necrosis of the hip, also known as asceptic necrosis of the hip is a devestating condition usually affecting young individuals resulting from loss of blood supply to the ball of the hip joint. The condition tends to progress and results in early degenerative changes in the hip joint causing pain, stiffness, limp and loss of function. Treatment usually involves hip replacement surgery to restore function and treat pain. You can watch a video of one of my patients who suffered from this condition at :