Monday, April 6, 2009



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!!


Show Us The World said...

That is great news!

Unknown said...

caught your blog post thanks to Google alerts. However, I thought I would warn that if the doctors even suspect AVN, you definitely do not want any more steroid shots. Corticosteroids stand a very high risk of actually causing AVN or making it worse. 8 corticosteroid injects spread out over time destroyed both of my femurs for example.

Here is some information on steroids:

Good luck!