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purplepinkgirl
05-23-2013, 07:44 AM
Hi, everyone! I've had lupus for 5 yrs now and I was recently dx with Avn in my right hip. I have been on crutches (no weight barring) for about 7 Weeks now. My ortho wants to see if it will start to progress on it's own. I opted out the decompression because it's not guaranteed to help. At this point my femoral head is soft with a fracture and after doing some research, it states that patients with avn eventually have a hip replacement. I'm 27 and wondering if I should consider surgery now or just wait? Not really sure but if anyone has experienced this I would love to hear your feedback. Thank you!
Btw: I don't have any children and I am getting married July 7th so there's a lot going on. I would like to have a child in the next 2 yrs..