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Can a dislocated hip cause avascular necrosis (AVN)?

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Dislocation or fracture of the thigh bone (femur) can affect the blood supply to the bone. AVN may happen in 20% or more of people who dislocate a hip.

From: What Is Avascular Necrosis? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

National Osteonecrosis Foundation: "Osteonecrosis."

MedlinePlus.gov: "Osteonecrosis."

Penn State Hershey Medical Center: "Avascular Necrosis."

DukeHealth.org: "Free Vascularized Fibular Graft."

Reviewed by David Zelman on May 8, 2019

SOURCES:

National Osteonecrosis Foundation: "Osteonecrosis."

MedlinePlus.gov: "Osteonecrosis."

Penn State Hershey Medical Center: "Avascular Necrosis."

DukeHealth.org: "Free Vascularized Fibular Graft."

Reviewed by David Zelman on May 8, 2019

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