I have AVN and had both my hips and both shoulders replaced (all in 2016) and I now have it in my tibias. Depresses the he'll outta me!
Avascular Necrosis (AVN)
Chronic Generalized pain
I have questions about surgery for AVN. I have it in my hips and knees so far, we have not looked anywhere else yet. I really want to get surgery sooner than later ambit the doctors are telling me to do the opposite. Did surgery help the pain?
It absolutely helps but make sure that you do all of the physical therapy afterwards. By the time I got to my 4th joint replacement surgery I stopped going to physical therapy and the other 3 joints I don't have any pain have any pain and the one that I stopped doing physical therapy with I have pain occasionally. They were doing my surgeries about 3 to 4 months apart so I feel your pain. The surgeries themselves aren't that bad it's just exhausting and I managed to get through it all without taking too many opiates. I bought a lot of ice packs and iced all the time after surgery and taking Tylenol and ibuprofen helps a little bit too.
I have AVN in both shoulders, both knees, both elbows, left hip, left ankle, and left wrist. I’ve had quite a few replacements and decompression in the joints that can’t be replaced (too young,33). It’s so frustrating and feels like a gamer whack a mole.
Emeritus do they know what caused your AVN. My orthopedist said there is no way to tell and that I “should” not get it in other joints
I have it and all 8 manger joints both hips both knees both elbows both shoulders and a whole bunch of other locations mine was steroid induced directly from the prednisone that they gave me trying to battle the Crohn’s disease which I still had to have surgery for anyway!!!
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