I first found this page about a year ago when I woke up the Saturday after Thanksgiving with severe groin pain. I couldn't walk without some sort of assistance. After a couple of weeks of ignoring and seeing a chiropractor I finally went to my primary physician and learned I had avascular necrosis in the left femur. I decided to have the core decompression procedure in January of this year. Well, let's just say recovery was slow at best and then took a turn for the worse. I finally went back to the ortho and learned that my femur is now beginning to collapse. Because I am only 43 I initially did not want to have the surgery and thought I would try PT and new meds. However, I quickly realized that I would only be postponing the inevitable and getting rid of this pain sooner rather than later is best. So, February 22, 2018 is surgery day. This is such a great resource for tips and advice!