Monthly Archives: February 2015

Avascular Necrosis Hip

This post discusses the second biggest cause of degeneration of the hip, avascular necrosis of the hip, or osteonecrosis. There are two conditions which contribute to the disintegration of the hip joint. Hip Osteoarthritis Osteonecrosis or Avascular Necrosi The disintegration of our hip happens subtly. Sometimes, significant events point to […]

Avascular Necrosis - Deteriorated Femur Head

Hip Osteoarthritis

Hip osteoarthritis and avascular necrosis are the two major reason the hip joint deteriorates to the point where a hip replacement surgery is suggested. I will discuss these two conditions over the next two posts, what causes them, and the treatment involved. In each condition, the patient experiences increased pain […]

Hip Replacement Surgery Increase

According to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, hip replacement surgery is one of the most popular and effective surgeries in the United States, with nearly 300,000 surgeries performed in 2014 alone. The procedure increases the quality of life for patients, eliminating mobility issues caused by osteoarthritis. A recent study […]

Hip Replacement Journey Gets Real

I was told I needed to have bilateral replacement surgery¬†¬†right away. As I listened to the surgeon break the news, I was surprised by the information being conveyed. Yes, I had some indication there were problems with my left hip. I had severe pain there whenever I jogged, walked for […]