I got AVN from using Entocort, which many doctors still say is not systemically absorbed. It usually strikes the hip, shoulder or knee and since only the hip is viewed on bone density films, good results there don't rule out AVN in another joint.
It is a very painful and destructive condition. I've had two shoulder surgeries and have loss some of the range of motion in my shoulder.
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.
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