In-depth

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.

Hip fracture

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

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