Avascular Necrosis of the Hip

Avascular necrosis is bone death caused by a deficiency in blood supply. When the blood supply is disrupted, it can be caused by a fracture, dislocation or repeated trauma to the neck. Pain, limited movement, and difficulty walking are some of the symptoms. This disorder can be diagnosed with X-rays and MRIs or a bone scan. Surgery may be required to decompress the hip or replace it completely.


Possible Treatment Goals

  • Improve Balance
  • Decrease Risk of Reoccurrence
  • Improve Function
  • Improve Muscle Strength and Power
  • Improve Proprioception
  • Decrease Postoperative Complications
  • Improve Range of Motion
  • Self-care of Symptoms
  • Improve Safety