Avascular necrosis of hip in Adult
Avascular necrosis of the hip can be unilateral or bilateral and can occur in adults or children. When it occurs in children, it is called Legg-Calvé-Perthes disease. Avascular necrosis of the hip may be secondary to trauma (fracture, dislocation) but also frequently occurs without trauma, making diagnosis more difficult. Common nontraumatic causes include alcohol abuse, corticosteroids, sickle cell disease, and autoimmune disease.
Avascular necrosis of the hip can lead to complete destruction of the bone and requires immediate specialist evaluation. Surgical interventions, such as osteotomy, decompression, or reconstruction, are typically required.
M87.859 – Other osteonecrosis, unspecified femur
444849002 – Avascular necrosis of bone of hip