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9 month post-FVFG follow-up

December 24th, 2008 Leave a comment Go to comments

Had my 9 month follow-up appointment down in New York City on Monday.

I brought down a copy of the MRI I had done 2 weeks ago. He and two other surgeons were pleased with what they saw. There is an increase in blood flow to the head of the hip, and the cartilage on the ball is still not peeling off.

Hip joint

I showed him my current range of motion limitations and asked if I should be trying to work through the pain. He said that while the bad bone in my hip is constantly being replaced with good bone, the damaged cartilage on the exterior of the hip won’t get any better.

He was happy with how well I was standing and walking and was impressed with the progress my PT and I have made.

Even with my current limitations and pain he was very clear that things are going as well as they can. I guess it just doesn’t feel like it sometimes. I see him again in 6 months.

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  1. Keith Morin
    July 28th, 2009 at 12:12 | #1

    I need FVFG and am from Long Island NY. Where can i go ? Cant find anyone who does FVFG except in N.C. Help

  2. July 28th, 2009 at 12:16 | #2

    The surgeon that performed my FVFG works out of New York City. I emailed you his name and info.

  3. Michelle
    August 22nd, 2009 at 22:52 | #3

    I severed my femur a 13 yrs old due to a car accident. AVN was diagnosed at stage 4. I was an avid athlete. My dream was to go to grad school with a soccer scholarship, however, this is coming from someone with type 1 diabetes and asthma, but I always made it through tryouts and started. I was bed-ridden for a year. My doctor knew not to hide anything from me. I will never forget his look into my eyes when we got the MRI back about my AVN. Never in my entire life have I had a doctor shed stears, but he did when he told me I could not run again.

    Well. I am a patient of stage 4 AVN, type 1 diabetes, 7 years since the surgery, and im walking, running (carefully), swimming. What I am trying to say is do not give up hope!!! I am not out there slide tackling and knocking people over in soccer like i used to!!! To be honest though, I am too old anyways now, at 23, I would not be doing that! I am lucky. I wakeboard, snowski (dont do double blacks anymore, but I do ski, I slalom ski (but I learned to get up on 2 and drop one to decrease impact). Basically what I am saying is your life doesn’t end when you develop AVN, you just learn to be careful!

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