Treatment of AVN Of Hip:
AVN, or avascular necrosis, is a condition in which the blood supply to the bones is disrupted, leading to bone death. Among all AVNs the commonest AVN is AVN of Hip. Treatment for AVN often involves a combination of approaches, including medications, physiotherapy, and surgery.
Selection of Treatment can be chosen according to the Stage of the AVN. Post third stage requires surgical correction. But AVN of stages one and two can be cured with the help of medication and Advanced Physiotherapy Treatment.
Physiotherapy can play a role in the management of the condition. And help improve the function and range of motion of the hip joint. Physiotherapy can also help to reduce pain and swelling in the affected area. And can help to prevent the development of complications such as joint stiffness or deformity. It is important to work closely with a physiotherapist to develop a treatment plan that is tailored to your individual needs and goals.
In advanced physiotherapy treatment, shockwave therapy may be used to help stimulate blood flow to the affected bones and promote healing. This type of therapy involves the use of high-intensity sound waves to deliver energy to the damaged tissue, which can help to improve blood flow and stimulate the growth of new blood vessels. It is generally considered a safe and effective treatment option for AVN and may be used in combination with other modalities to help manage the condition.
Frequently Asked Questions:
What do we do in our advanced physiotherapy treatment of AVN?
In our advanced AVN Hip treatment, we use Shockwave therapy along with several other modalities such as Super inductive System, Laser therapy, TECAR, or TR therapy. All these treatments together provide pain relief, improved blood circulation to the hip, improved hip mobility, and reduced stiffness.
Can AVN of the hip heal itself?
AVN of the hip is a progressive condition that typically does not heal on its own. If left untreated, AVN can lead to bone death and the collapse of the affected joint, which can cause permanent damage and disability. Therefore, it is important to seek medical treatment for AVN as soon as possible to prevent the condition from worsening and to help improve outcomes. While AVN cannot be reversed, early treatment can help to slow the progression of the condition and prevent the development of complications. In some cases, treatment may be able to restore blood flow to the affected bone and promote healing.
What should I not do with avascular necrosis?
If you have been diagnosed with AVN, it is important to follow your healthcare provider’s instructions and avoid activities that may worsen the condition or cause further damage to the affected bone. This may include avoiding high-impact activities or activities that place a lot of stress on the affected joint, such as running or jumping. It is also important to avoid alcohol and tobacco, as these can interfere with blood flow to the bones and worsen AVN. In general, it is important to maintain a healthy lifestyle, including regular exercise and a balanced diet, to help manage AVN and prevent the condition from worsening.
How long does AVN take to heal?
The length of time it takes for AVN to heal can vary depending on a number of factors, including the severity of the condition, the underlying cause, and the individual’s response to treatment. In general, AVN is a progressive condition that does not heal on its own. And treatment is aimed at slowing the progression of the condition and preventing further damage. The length of time it takes to see improvement with treatment can also vary, as some individuals may respond to treatment more quickly than others. In general, recovery can take anywhere from 6 to 24 months.
How fast does AVN progress?
If AVN is left untreated then it can progress very rapidly over a period of just a few months.
Can I live a normal life with AVN?
It is possible to live a normal life with AVN, but it is important to work closely with your healthcare provider. Treatment for AVN is aimed at slowing the progression of the condition and preventing further damage. With appropriate treatment, individuals with AVN can often continue to lead active, fulfilling lives. However, it is important to avoid activities that may place excessive stress on the affected joint.
Can I walk with avascular necrosis?
It is generally safe to walk with AVN. But it is important to talk to your physiotherapist about the best way to manage the condition and maintain mobility. Walking can be a good way to maintain strength and flexibility in the affected joint. And also it may help to reduce pain and swelling. Your physiotherapist can recommend exercises and activities that are safe and appropriate for you. And can help you develop a plan to maintain mobility and manage your condition.
Will AVN spread?
AVN does not typically spread to other bones. However, there are several conditions that result in avascular necrosis in a number of the body’s joints.