Avascular Necrosis (Osteonecrosis) of the Hip

Top Washington D.C., Maryland, and Northern Virginia Orthopedic Surgeons Specializing in Avascular Necrosis (Osteonecrosis) of the Hip

This is a weakening and collapse of the bone in the head of your femur. That's the ball that fits in the socket of your hip. As this bone gradually dies and breaks apart, you can develop painful arthritis in your hip.

What is avascular necrosis?

This detailed video describes the condition of avascular necrosis, including its causes, symptoms, and treatment. In its early stages, medications, rest and physical therapy may help your symptoms and slow the progression. But as it gets worse, you may need a surgical procedure. Your healthcare provider can create a plan that's right for you.