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Avascular Necrosis of Hip Treatment

Avascular necrosis of the hip occurs when there is a disrupted lack of blood flow to the bones in your hip. Without adequate blood supply, the bone tissue dies. This painful condition can lead to tiny breaks in the bone which eventually results in the bone’s collapse.

At Barrington Orthopedic Specialists, our experienced, certified specialists can perform core decompression for Avascular Necrosis of the Hip. This procedure is designed to remove the damaged bone tissue, to allow healthy, new bone to grow. Our team will work alongside you at every step of your surgery and help you to develop a personalized rehabilitation plan that will ensure a quick and healthy recovery process.

If you’re suffering from Avascular Necrosis of the hip, do not allow your condition to worsen. Schedule your first consultation with the team at Barrington Orthopedic Specialists today to discuss whether core decompression surgery is right for you. If you’re in an emergency situation, visit the Immediate Care Clinic at our Schaumburg, IL location.

What Is Core Decompression – Avascular Necrosis of Hip Treatment?

Core decompression is a procedure which entails drilling into the femoral neck, up into the necrotic area of the femoral head, to get the bone to heal faster. Theoretically, removing this central core of bone will lower the intraosseous pressure, which is thought to be one of the etiologies of the disease. When properly done, this procedure has minimal morbidity.


Patients must remain non-weight bearing on crutches for 6 weeks following the procedure in order to prevent a small but real risk of fracture.