Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
November 23, 2017, 11:54:06 AM

Login with username, password and session length

  • Total Posts: 722697
  • Total Topics: 58735
  • Online Today: 333
  • Online Ever: 1421
  • (August 13, 2016, 05:18:44 AM)
Users Online
Users: 3
Guests: 276
Total: 279


Welcome to the POZ Community Forums, a round-the-clock discussion area for people with HIV/AIDS, their friends/family/caregivers, and others concerned about HIV/AIDS.  Click on the links below to browse our various forums; scroll down for a glance at the most recent posts; or join in the conversation yourself by registering on the left side of this page.

Privacy Warning:  Please realize that these forums are open to all, and are fully searchable via Google and other search engines. If you are HIV positive and disclose this in our forums, then it is almost the same thing as telling the whole world (or at least the World Wide Web). If this concerns you, then do not use a username or avatar that are self-identifying in any way. We do not allow the deletion of anything you post in these forums, so think before you post.

  • The information shared in these forums, by moderators and members, is designed to complement, not replace, the relationship between an individual and his/her own physician.

  • All members of these forums are, by default, not considered to be licensed medical providers. If otherwise, users must clearly define themselves as such.

  • Forums members must behave at all times with respect and honesty. Posting guidelines, including time-out and banning policies, have been established by the moderators of these forums. Click here for “Am I Infected?” posting guidelines. Click here for posting guidelines pertaining to all other POZ community forums.

  • We ask all forums members to provide references for health/medical/scientific information they provide, when it is not a personal experience being discussed. Please provide hyperlinks with full URLs or full citations of published works not available via the Internet. Additionally, all forums members must post information which are true and correct to their knowledge.

  • Product advertisement—including links; banners; editorial content; and clinical trial, study or survey participation—is strictly prohibited by forums members unless permission has been secured from POZ.

To change forums navigation language settings, click here (members only), Register now

Para cambiar sus preferencias de los foros en español, haz clic aquí (sólo miembros), Regístrate ahora

Finished Reading This? You can collapse this or any other box on this page by clicking the symbol in each box.

Author Topic: avascular necrosis  (Read 1580 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline damilgin

  • Member
  • Posts: 4
avascular necrosis
« on: March 10, 2012, 07:55:19 PM »
Hi all,
Anyone else have issues with avascular necrosis.  My blood work is excellent, but had both hips replaced 6 years ago, my right shoulder this past January, and I am scheduled for the left shoulder in June. 
If you have, I hope you have as good recovery as I have.  Hips have been great, and the arm is getting stronger every day.  It's just really a pain (no pun intended).
Just curious if anyone else has gone through this.

Offline BT65

  • Global Moderator
  • Member
  • Posts: 10,785
Re: avascular necrosis
« Reply #1 on: May 01, 2012, 03:53:56 PM »
Damilgin, I have AN, but in my knees.  It's only bone on bone.  Glad you've had success with your surgeries.  I really need both knees replaced, but with the right one, the doctor said he would have to put a rod in vertically to hold the joint in place, and I'm not willing to have that done right now. 

My doctor said people can run their knees into the ground before they have to have absolute surgery. 

Anyway, yes, I do have AN, and know how painful it can be.
I've never killed anyone, but I frequently get satisfaction reading the obituary notices.-Clarence Darrow

Condom and Lube Info http://www.aidsmap.com/Condoms/page/1044833/
Please check out our lessons on PEP and PrEP. http://www.poz.com/factsheets/fs_2014_09_prep.pdf


Offline Ann

  • Administrator
  • Member
  • Posts: 28,138
  • It just is, OK?
    • Num is sum qui mentiar tibi?
Re: avascular necrosis
« Reply #2 on: May 05, 2012, 06:02:04 AM »
Hi Damilgin,

I've moved your thread from the Lipo forum into the Living forum, where you'll hopefully get more responses. Thanks go to Betty for responding to your thread - I might not have noticed where it was if she hadn't. (Don't know how I missed it when you first posted - sorry!)

While I haven't experienced AN myself, I've spoken to enough people who have (Betty included) to know how painful it can be. Horrible, really.

It's good to hear how successful your hip and shoulder surgeries have been and I sincerely hope your second shoulder op goes smoothly too. Keep us posted!

Condoms are a girl's best friend

Condom and Lube Info  

"...health will finally be seen not as a blessing to be wished for, but as a human right to be fought for." Kofi Annan

Nymphomaniac: a woman as obsessed with sex as an average man. Mignon McLaughlin

HIV is certainly character-building. It's made me see all of the shallow things we cling to, like ego and vanity. Of course, I'd rather have a few more T-cells and a little less character. Randy Shilts


Terms of Membership for these forums

© 2017 Smart + Strong. All Rights Reserved.   terms of use and your privacy
Smart + Strong® is a registered trademark of CDM Publishing, LLC.