What are the signs and symptoms of femoral head avascular necrosis (AVN)?

Updated: Oct 22, 2018
  • Author: John D Kelly, IV, MD; Chief Editor: Craig C Young, MD  more...
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  • AVN may present with nonspecific signs and symptoms.

  • Early in the disease process, the condition is painless; however, patients ultimately present with pain and limitation of motion.

    • The pain is most commonly localized to the groin area, but it may also manifest in the ipsilateral buttock, knee, or greater trochanteric region.

    • Painful symptoms are usually exacerbated with weight bearing but are relieved by rest.

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