Non-operative avascular necrosis (osteonecrosis) treatment

Avascular necrosis, or osteonecrosis, is bone death caused by blood flow to the bone being interrupted. It happens in the ball at the top of your thigh bone. Non-operative treatment involves using crutches and not putting weight on your leg for several weeks.

Non-surgical treatment may be tried for avascular necrosis. The treatment involves not putting any weight on your bad leg for several weeks, using crutches instead.

Non-surgical treatment is usually followed by surgery, such as core decompression or total hip replacement.

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