Atlanta Hip Osteonecrosis Treatment
Ortho Sport & Spine Physicians is Atlanta’s premier provider of effective, state-of-the-art hip osteonecrosis treatment. As board-certified, fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeons, our doctors specialize in treating hip conditions and injuries. We have helped Atlantans with hip osteonecrosis find relief from their pain and other symptoms so they can return to an active and fulfilling lifestyle.
Unlike the cookie cutter approach offered by many orthopedic surgeons, Ortho Sport & Spine Physicians offers hip treatment plans that are tailored to each specific patient’s age, lifestyle, goals and activity level. Using this approach, we are able to deliver better results and an improved overall patient experience.
Avascular Necrosis Symptoms
Hip Osteonecrosis, also known as “avascular necrosis” is a serious hip condition that causes symptoms such as pain and weakness at the hip joint. It is occurs when the blood supply to the femoral head is disrupted. As bone is a living tissue and requires blood to live, the lack of blood supply causes the cells in the hip joint to die. As the tissue dies away, the bones will eventually collapse, causing pain and crippling arthritis.
If you are diagnosed with osteonecrosis of the hip, our physicians may recommend any combination of rest, medications (oral and injected) and physical therapy. If these nonsurgical treatments fail to provide relief, surgery may be recommended. Surgical treatments for osteonecrosis include drilling holes in the hipbone to improve blood supply, bone grafting at the hip joint and hip arthroscopy (total or partial hip replacement). Your recommended treatment plan will depend on the severity of your condition as well as your age, general health and other factors.
Aseptic Necrosis Causes
Osteonecrosis of the hip is also referred to as aseptic necrosis and can result from a variety of causes. Previous hip injuries, a history of alcoholism and long term corticosteroid use have all been associated with this serious hip condition. Regardless of the cause, we can help you find relief from the pain and other symptoms resulting from hip osteonecrosis. To get started on your individualized treatment plan, please contact our Atlanta Hip Osteonecrosis Treatment Specialists or call our orthopedic practice today at (678) 752-7246 and schedule an appointment with one of our orthopedic surgeons. We look forward to serving you with caring, customized orthopedic care.