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Corticosteroids – Aseptic Necrosis

November 5, 2010
Hip Pain

Hip Pain

This is part of a series of blog posts about the side effects of corticosteroids.  Steroids are used as a treatment option for osteoarthritis of the knee.

High doses of steroids can cause damage to your bones called “aseptic necrosis”.  This can happen in any bone but the hips are most common.

Your hip joint is actually in your groin, so this is where the pain will occur.  Hip pain, especially if you don’t have hip arthritis can be a sign of this condition.  Report it to your doctor immediately.



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