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Can Rheumatoid Arthritis Cause AVN

Can rheumatoid arthritis cause avascular necrosis of femoral head? Avascular Necrosis (AVN) of femoral head, refers to a pathologic process that results from interruption of blood supply to the bone. Can rheumatoid arthritis cause avascular necrosis of femoral head? Now we take you to understand it.

In our daily lives, there are many factors that may cause Avascular Necrosis, including alcohol, hormone, and trauma etc. according to the position and pathology of rheumatoid arthritis, it usually attacks the synovium of joints, which may affect the nutrition intake and blood supply of cartilage and subchondral bone. This would cause the death of cartilage and subchondral bone, resulting in Avascular Necrosis then. Can rheumatoid arthritis cause avascular necrosis of femoral head? Actually Avascular Necrosis is also a severe complication of rheumatoid arthritis.

Many patients with rheumatoid arthritis would take medicines for a long period even lifetime. Some hormone drugs, such as corticosteroids, have severe side effects. These drugs can disorder fat metabolism in human body, resulting in hyperlipidemia.

Fat cells in femoral head expand to block or compress the blood vessels, which lead to the loss of blood supply in femoral head and death of femoral head. Another explanation is that hormone is prone to cause osteoporosis and micro fracture of bone, which may affect the blood supply of bone and cause avascular necrosis of femoral head.

Can rheumatoid arthritis cause avascular necrosis of femoral head? Besides, avascular necrosis of femoral head cased by RA is related closely to type, dose, and usage of hormone. Research indicates that high-dose, irregular use and sharp change of dose of hormone would increase the risk of avascular necrosis of femoral head. RA patients without hormone treatment may also develop avascular necrosis of femoral head although the rate is small.

In order to decrease the risk of avascular necrosis of femoral head, we should keep optimistic mood, stick to exercises, prevent the risky factors and take medicines appropriately.

Can rheumatoid arthritis cause avascular necrosis of femoral head? The answer is positive. However we have already found effective treatments for avascular necrosis of femoral head and rheumatoid arthritis with traditional Chinese medicine. If you want to know more, contact us freely with E-mail: hlpra123@gmail.com .

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