Posted 1/15/2014 3:42 AM (GMT -7)
I was diagnosed with AVN in 6 joints between 2008 and 2010 (Knees'Hips and Shoulders)I have never heard of those treatments that you mentioned. I was told there really is no medication that was going to stop it or slow it down. I did have bilat core decompression of the hips and that didn't work so I had my left hip replaced in 2011 at age 45 and in 2009 I had my right shoulder replaced at age 43. In Nov of 2013 that shoulder has recollapsed and needs to be redone. Plus my left shoulder is collapsed and is in need of replacement. my knee's just ache and the same with my right hip so those will wait until the pain becomes severe. All of this was caused by using prednisone for about 18months straight due to bronchiectasis I have. plus I had a pulm disease called empyema that caused both lungs to collapse.
Hang in there,It could be rough at times..RB