THR AVN and THR

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Hi all

I'm having THR in a couple of weeks. The consultant I saw last week said my x-ray showed advanced AVN. I was wondering if anyone on the forum could say whether AVN complicates surgery and/or recovery? Or does it not matter as the replacement will take care of everything?!?

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Or does it not matter as the replacement will take care of everything?!?
That's right Jellyjoints - the implant replaces all the destructive AVN. And no it doesn't necessarily complicate surgery unless you have other issues such as a collapse of the hip due to AVN.

Worry not - surgeons see AVN damage day in and day out. They are experts at all this.
 
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Thanks @Jaycey

The x-ray was a bit of a shocker. Even the consultant was surprised at the amount of deterioration since the x-ray in January. As you say, I'm sure they deal with this all the time.
 

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Hips can go from tolerable to horrid very quickly. Glad you don't have long to wait!
 

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