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Re: Aseptic Necrosis

From: Brumby
Date: 07 Feb 2000
Time: 06:30:37
Remote Name: 203.101.66.149

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Yes, I developed aseptic necrosis after being given massive doses of prednisolone for an autoimmune disease when I was 19. I was put on crutches for over a year while they waited to see how quickly the condition progressed. Luckily it was fairly slow, so I was able to do away with the crutches and it was a matter of wait as long as I can (because of my age) until having my hips replaced. I was able to wait until I was 33 before having them both done, six months apart.

I'm surprised the doctors are suggesting a hip replacement for you at this early stage, particularly as the changes are not so gross as to be plainly visible on x-ray.

I'd be inclined to get another opinion before rushing into surgery.

Last changed: February 07, 2000