How to diagnose the femoral head avascular necrosis by ourself?
Diagnose the femoral head avascular necrosis
Femoral head necrosis is a common bone disease in modern life also is known as ONFH （ Osteonecrosis of the Femoral Head ）or Avascular necrosis of the hip in medicine. We gave a quick briefing about femoral head avascular necrosis in previous content. You may see it from here”What is femoral head necrosis?”. In this article, we will talk about how to diagnose the femoral head avascular necrosis in detail.
Femoral head avascular necrosis diagnosis criteria
Most earlier symptoms of this disease are the source and dull pain, some times is an intermittent pain. These are the main manifesting symptoms of this disease on the clinic. But there are other numerous reasons also can present with those symptoms like trauma, hip bone subluxation, inflammation of bone, tumor, lumbovertebral diseases, bone degenerative disease, internal medicine diseases, and dermatologic diseases. So, how to distinguish femoral head avascular necrosis from those other diseases is the key point on treatment.
You could examine yourself from the following criteria to determine if you have avascular necrosis of the hip.
- The pain of the hip joint is radiating to the inguinal region or the posterior part of the hip, to the outside or to the inside of the knee.
- The stiffness of the hip joint and hip area, weakness, limitation of activity, leg-raising is not flexible. Other early symptoms are a cross-legged or outward leg or squat position difficult.
The pain in the leg causes a failure to walk normally (lame).
- After fracture, dislocation, or hip sprain healing, it develops gradually or suddenly with intermittent or persistent pain in the hip. This pain present as stiffness or sore, increased after walking activity sometime is rest pain.
- Long term or short term use of steroids or frequent alcoholics present with hip pain. This pain located inguinal area presents as the dull pain. The pain is obvious after movement activity and relieved with rest.
- hip joint acid, increased pain, functional limitation when weather getting cold or raining.
- When patient get cold, erythrocyte sedimentation rate and white blood cells rise, hips feel pain at the same time.
If these symptoms present, it is possible to suffer from femoral head avascular necrosis and patient need to be diagnosed at the hospital in time to get proper treatment for this.