General information on Aseptic Necrosis
Aseptic necrosis is a destruction of the ball of the hip. This is caused by impaired blood supply of the ball of the hip. It leads to gradual destruction of the hip joint.
Symptoms of Aseptic Necrosis
The symptoms of aseptic necrosis are severe lameness and refusal to bear weight on the leg. Muscle wasting is pronounced. There is loss of motion at the joint and the leg can be shortened.
Treatments for Aseptic Necrosis
Surgical removal of the head of the femur gives good results. Anti-inflammatory drugs can be tried to releive pain. Spontaneous improvement has been reported.
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Aseptic Necrosis experience by - denise
smiths creek mi. usa
i have 3 shelties and one of them was fine out side and walking and when i brought her in she laid down and when she went to get up she was draging her butt on her right side strugling to get up when i helped her up i saw that her right hip and leg weren't moving and she wasn't putting any weight on her leg and when she did she would fall on that side. is there a treatment for this i took her to the vet and he put her on staroids but if that doesn't work is there another treatment that can help her???? and there more information on this that is helpful and what would have caused the blood clot please help thank you denise
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