Core Decompression in both hips : LUSENET : About Joints : One Thread

I was diagnosed about 3 years ago with avascular necrosis in both hips. It has been about 2 years since the core decompression has been performed. I still have pains and sometimes I can tolerate and sometimes I am not able to walk. I am 31 and have no children but would one day like to give birth. My concern is the kind of problems could run into if I do become pregnant? Is there a certain exercise that I can do to help prolong the progression? It seems if I am on my feet a long period of time I begin to hurt and I am a very active person but the disease seems to be slowing me down. What are my options?

-- Andrea D. Jenkins (, December 11, 2002


It appears that you had a good result from your core decompression 2 years ago if your pain has reduced and there has been no progression of the AVN. Pregnancy should not have a negative effect on your AVN condition or vice versa, although the primary cause of your AVN may do so. Consultation with your doctor would be the best source of advice regarding your specific condition and prognosis.

-- Errol L. Bennett, M.D. (, January 07, 2003.

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