Avascular Necrosis of the Hip Joint | Treatment with Total Hip Replacement

What is Avascular Necrosis (AVN) of the Hip? Bones are living tissue, and like all living tissue they rely on blood vessels to bring blood to keep them alive. When disease or injury prevents the blood supply from flowing freely to a bone, cells in the bone begin to die. As the bone withers, the surrounding … Continue reading

Hip Replacement for Hip Pain from Osteoarthritis

Hip osteoarthritis is not that common in Singapore.  Knee osteoarthritis is much more common. Hip osteoarthritis can be due to: Primary hip osteoarthritis from wear and tear. From previous hip fracture. Avascular necrosis of the hip i.e. the blood supply to the femoral head is disrupted From hip dysplasia i.e. the socket of the hip … Continue reading