Back in February I wrote in our Blog that, following an MRI, the orthopedic doctor in Sebring, FL said I had AVASCULAR NECROSIS OF THE FEMORAL HEAD, and the only way to treat it was total hip replacement. He gave me a cortisone shot in the butt and that really seemed to help for awhile.
When we came back home to Richmond, I went to see our orthopedic doctor on March 30th. Dr. McGlynn (using the same MRI) said that my case of A/N was very minor, and my symptoms did not support that diagnosis. My pain would have been in the groin area, mine was in my butt. THANK GOD!! I did not want a hip replacement!!
Dr. McGlynn sent me to see a back specialist who said I had some arthritis in the joint where my spine joins my pelvic bone (or something like that). He's going to give me a shot in that joint, but it could not be scheduled until April 20th. In addition, he wants me to have physical therapy twice a week for two to three months.
Will keep you advised!!