What is Osteonecrosis of the Hip?

What is Osteonecrosis of the Hip?

by Natalie (SU)
Did you know that our bones, just like our organs, are living and growing tissue? Just like all living tissue, our bones rely on blood vessels to circulate blood throughout the body to keep them alive. Most living tissue has blood vessels that come from many different directions. If one blood vessel is damaged it may not cause any complications, due to there being a backup blood supply from the circulatory system coming from elsewhere. However, certain joints within the body only contain a few blood vessels that transports a certain amount of blood. One of these joints with limited blood supply is the hip, and osteonecrosis is a serious concern related to diminished blood supply.