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Possible AVN of the hips, is an MRI absolutely necessary?

Discussion in 'Hip Replacement Pre-Op Area' started by Orome, Feb 9, 2019.

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    Oh, that changes things! Can't be AVN then. See, I am wrong once in a while! :blush:
     
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    Don't see what? There's nothing to see!
     
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    Are the same lesions or bony islands on the older x-ray? I'm not used to looking at radiographs. I'd be delighted to know it's not AVN, especially with my past use of prednisone! But that still leaves the question of what's causing the pain.
     
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    Are open MRI's good enough to give some answers? I know most surgeons prefer closed MRI images because the resolution is much better.

    I'm still looking for answers. It doesn't take much walking before my hip joints are killing me by the end of the day. Previously very active (only a few months ago).

    I'm sorry, I know a lot of people here have much worse cases than me or more advanced degeneration. But I know something isn't right.
     

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