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Date: 20 May 2000
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Go to this address to get possible treatments for AVN(also called Osteonecrosis) and additional info. http://aboutjoints.com/patientinfo/Osteonecrosis. html Unfortunately unless you are in the early stages most of these don't apply. My damage from prednisone happened 16 years ago and only in the past two years did it even hurt. My only recourse is hip replacement. I was so angry when I found out a month ago, but over the past month I have learned so much about THR I feel very positive again. Bo Jackson had AVN (from trauma)and I think he even played football with a hip replacement. So there is plenty of good life after, if in fact that is your only treatment available. The Totally Hip site has been a lifeline for me, reading about others with similar problems makes you realize you aren't alone. I hope some of this will help you. Good Luck.