Avascular Necrosis

The pessimist looks down and hits his head. The optimist looks up and loses his footing. The realist looks forward and adjusts his path accordingly - Robert Kirkman

Avascular Necrosis
Avascular Necrosis

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Adjusting My Path Accordingly

I like to think of myself as an optimist -- especially when it comes to my health and well-being. Each time I come out of surgery, I set goals and prepare for the battle ahead. The battle is with myself and I have to keep my eye on the prize. I cannot settle. I can even go as far as making unrealistic goals in the hopes that I'll come out of this better... faster... stronger.

However, each new day has it's way of knocking me back to reality. I have to be realistic. I have to adjust my path accordingly. This is the case for so many things -- goals, expectations, feelings.

For nearly six years I have really wanted just one thing -- to walk normal again. Sure, no pain would…

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 Adjusting My Path Accordingly

This entire experience from being diagnosed with Avascular Necrosis has seen me through stages of pessimism, optimism, and realism.

Avascular Necrosis Support Group

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AVN Charity UK

Nobody special, just a small voluntary group of fellow sufferers of avascular necrosis AVN who are frustrated at the lack of resource, research and awareness in the UK and Ireland for this awful disease.

National Osteonecrosis Foundation

Today we are working at the frontier between what we know and what we need to know about osteonecrosis and Perthes' Disease. Osteonecrosis means death of bone. This results from a wide variety of conditions, many poorly understood, which lead to major joint damage in children and young adults.

Dear Avascular Necrosis aka Osteonecrosis

Diagnosed with AVN at age 27. Within 1 year AVN spread & doctors recommended full joint replacement of both shoulders and both knees. Amongst the many health issues that have arisen along this journey, AVN has proven to be the most difficult and debilitating. The AVN is thought to be caused by corticosteroid use while pregnant for asthma. The AVN continues to spread at rapid pace for reasons unknown.


I live with a debilitating hip condition called Femoral Acetabular Impingement (FAI). I also suffer from Hip Dysplasia, Femoral Retroversion, Avascular Necrosis and Slipped Capital Femoral Ephiphysis. I want to bring awareness about these painful hip conditions and also make people aware about invisible disabilities. A disability can happen to anyone no matter what their age.

Osteonecrosis (Avascular Necrosis)

Where to find answers. Who to see. Read latest research on clotting disorders and ON (AVN).

Shooting From My Hips

A personal account of my medical condition of Avascular Necrosis of both hips, and my journey through treatment.


Anyone can be affected by avascular necrosis. However, it's most common in people between the ages of 30 and 60. Because of this relatively young age range, avascular necrosis can have significant long-term consequences.

Wheeless' Textbook of Orthopedics

There are certain areas of bone in which vascular supply is precarious, these areas are subject to infarction and avascular necrosis, three such regions are head of femur, body of talus, & scaphoid.

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