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avascular necrosis - Noob.

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  • Posted By: Cadman
  • November 8, 2008
  • 06:55 PM

Hello All,
Brand new to these forums. Diagnosed with AVN in right hip about 8 months ago. My doctor/surgeon has put me on Arthrotec 75, Opana ER and fosomax. I'm on crutches 100 % of the time now days. Was wondering if anyone has had THR and maybe any sorta timeline as far as getting back on my feet (Walking). And how do i know when it's time for surgery, my doctor keep having me come back every 3 months, then he x-rays, compares to the previous visit, reschedule me for another 3 months. what is he waiting for ? I dont want to experience femur head colapse and you would think he would opperate before this happens right ? Because from what i understand it agonizing pain.
Any thoughts or comments will be greatly appreciated.

34 years old, Male, Athletic figure, Perfect health (other than hip)
Flint, MI

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