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hating_that_pred
12-17-2013, 01:27 AM
Due to the high amount of steroid use I have unfortunately ended up with avascular necrosis of my left knee. I know it is more common for avascular necrosis to occur in the hip. I doubt it but does anyone else here have avascualr necrosis of the knee?

chikititalinda
12-17-2013, 10:19 AM
Hello hating that cat, unfortunately I have it on both knees. When where you diagnosed, and what have you been told? Do you know what stage you're in, and what are they're going to do about it?
I'm so sorry this is horrible, Dr.s fix one thing and mess up another. Hope they have a solution for you, please find a Dr who has dealt with it before if you haven't already done so. I advise you to try to read up on it as much as you can. {{{hugs}}}

hating_that_pred
12-17-2013, 07:31 PM
I'm sorry that you have it in both knees =[ I was diagnosed about 2 months ago but it would of been there longer than that I rekon. I'm in a pretty early stage and iv'e already had surgery. They drilled through the femur in my left knee in an attempt to get blood flowing back into the bone. It will still be a few months until I know the full results because bone healing is a slow process. Before I was diagnosed I knew something was really wrong with my knee because I had severe pain when I was playing football..felt as if my bone was snapping when I turned sharply. How is yours going? and what did you do about yours??

chikititalinda
01-02-2014, 11:06 AM
Hi Hating_that_pred, hopefully your are healing very well from your surgery. Unfortunately there's not anything they can do for mine because I have blood clotting decease so the damn doctors have to wait for the knees to collapse in order to do emergency surgery. I've been to top three surgery centers here in PA and they all say the same thing, it's too risky for me. I'm scared to death but I try not to think of it meanwhile I just take painkillers for the pain and take it one hour at a time the most I can do.
Be well my friend, Lupus and all its "friends" SUCK!!!!

hating_that_pred
01-04-2014, 07:53 AM
I'm so sorry for your situation, that really is unfortunate =[

Not a ton I can say other than best of luck and hopefully things get surprisingly better! I won't know my results for some time yet just keeping the fingers crossed.

chikititalinda
01-06-2014, 12:13 PM
Thanks,, Hopefully they where able to bring blood flow back and stop the necrosis so you can begin healing.