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Thu Aug 30, 2012, 03:05 AM
Hi again,

İs there anyone here have an avascular necrosis problem.

My stage is 2c.My febur has not collapsed yet but it is very near.
My doctors told me surgery is must Or if i wait , febur collaps and hip replacement is the last chance for me.

3,5 year from transplant and my blood counts are so close to normal range.
I need some opinions.İs surgery risk for me???

Thu Aug 30, 2012, 10:28 AM
I developed AVN from high-dose prednisone when I was being treated for the ITP that I did not have. When diagnosed, mine was fairly early with about 20% damage to the femoral heads. It has progressed a little based on how I feel. The orthopedic surgeon that I spoke to is supposedly one of the best in Denver and he said that based on the science that he knows, the only real fix for this is genuine traditional hip replacement and that the "mini" replacements and drill techniques are not proven and don't last very long.

So, as with my MDS, it is watch and wait.