What are activity restrictions during the treatment 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 of the hip is generally a contraindication to sports participation. Even when this condition is successfully treated, impact sports should be discouraged. The athlete can maintain fitness with pursuits that are easy on the joints, such as swimming, biking, and using elliptical training devices.


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