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Definition

A disease characterized by mechanical failure of the subchondral bone, and degeneration of the hip joint. It usually leads to destruction of the hip joint in the third to fifth decade of life. The clinical manifestations, such as pain on exertion, a limping gait, and a discrepancy in leg length, cause considerable disability. ANFH1 inheritance is autosomal dominant.

Acronym

ANFH1

Synonyms

Aseptic necrosis of femoral head
Avascular necrosis of femoral head
Ischemic necrosis of femoral head
Osteonecrosis of femoral head