Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Hip Necrosis Evaluation

An evaluation of avascular necrosis of the hip begins with a medical history and physical examination.

Physical findings in someone with avascular necrosis of the hip may include:

  • Limited range of motion in hip joint
  • Pain in hip joint with range of motion

Testing is necessary to confirm the diagnosis of avascular necrosis of the hip.

Tests used to evaluate avascular necrosis of the hip include:

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Last Updated: Nov 17, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Hip Necrosis References
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