Robray, when I had the fracture they had to do surgery, and they saw the osteoporosis right there. Why did it affect that area? I have no idea, it just did.
As far as the AVN, it generally affects the hip, knee or shoulder. For me the pain was the absolute worst I've ever had. Much worse than pain after surgery. It was a deep, extreme pain that eventually hurt from the base of my skull all the way into my hand, from the front to the back in my shoulder area, and sometimes it hurt so much I couldn't even concentrate.
Just to be clear, I had an extreme sensitivity to steroids, apparently. I had injections into the palms of my hands for trigger fingers after my second shoulder surgery, and had some trouble sleeping for the next week. I won't even use a steroid nasal spray for my allergies now.
Moderate to severe left-sided UC (21 cm) diagnosed 2001.
Avascular necrosis in both shoulders is my "forever" gift from Entocort.
Colazal, Remicade, Nature's Way Primadophilus Reuteri. In remission since April, 2006.
Co-Moderator UC Forum
Please remember to consult your health care provider when making health-related decisions.