Hello! I'm 17 and have avascular necrosis of the humeral head in my left shoulder. my doctor has told me that I should wait as long as possible to get a shoulder replacement because the sooner I do, the sooner I will loose function of my shoulder. But now I'm having pain in my right arm and it actually hurts worse. some think that it's compensation pain but it's been hurting for about 2 months now and x-rays have shown nothing. I was wonder if anyone had any advice or opinions on either of these things. should I be worried about my right arm now too and get an mri or just leave it alone? and should I get a shoulder replacement surgery for my left shoulder even tho I'm only 17???
My condition isn’t severe yet but typically how quickly does the condition progress before treatment?
I am unable to get knee surgery until the cartilage collapses in my knee as well as the existing avascular necrosis- how do I stay active?
I have recently been diagnosed with AVN in my hips and knees, but I’m 34 and doctors keep telling me I’m to young for treatment. Does anyone have any experience with surgical correction and does it get rid of the pain?
I’m 15 and i have AVN in both of my knees i’m minimal weight baring and I’ve struggled with losing the ability to play sports. I’m going through treatment for leukemia so for the time being i’m unable to have any treatment for it… any suggestions?
Hey! I’m Emily. I’ve had AVN since 2005, bilateral hip and knee replacements, also fell in 2019 and fractured my right femur, fell again in 2020 and broke my left femur which splintered into 7 pieces so I have a claw plate in the left leg. I’m also really bad at introductory stuff, in case you hadn’t noticed.
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