Avascular necrosis

Loss of blood flow to a bone leads to avascular necrosis — the death of bone tissue. This most commonly affects the thighbone, causing groin pain.


Hemophilia occurs when your body lacks one of several clot-forming proteins called clotting factors. The result is prolonged bleeding, which can be life-threatening.

Hip fracture

A hip fracture is a serious injury, potentially life-threatening. But many people are able to make a good recovery.

Hip labral tear

A hip labral tear occurs when the soft tissue called the labrum in your hip joint tears — often due to injury, overuse or degenerative conditions.

Paget's disease of bone

Your bones are made up of living tissue that's continually being renewed. Paget's disease of bone disrupts that process, sometimes causing serious complications.

Polymyalgia rheumatica

Polymyalgia rheumatica is an inflammatory disorder that causes pain and stiffness in the neck, shoulders, upper arms, hips and thighs.

Jul. 31, 2013