Guest Speaker

Tonight the support group I started

Avascular Necrosis/ Osteonecrosis Support Int’l has a guest speaker

I can’t wait to hear Dr. Michael Mont discuss Osteonecrosis and Joint preservation

More to come ……

He discussed Osteonecrosis and the 3 decades he has been treating it.

He answered a lengthy Q and A from several members.

He prefers to preserve the joint so we discussed CD(core decompression) it’s success and failure rates, surgery

He is doing a second Q and A

June 19,2018

Avascular Necrosis / Osteonecrosis Support Int’l.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/DeadBoneDiseaseAVN/

Non -Surgical Treatment’s of Avascular Necrosis – Osteonecrosis

Non -Surgical Treatment s of Avascular Necrosis – Osteonecrosis

If osteonecrosis is diagnosed while damage is limited to a small area of bone sometimes doctors can try PRP injections, A2M injections, or Stem cell injections which is said to be the gold standard of injections.

I will get into those treatment options another day . And it may also be effective in up to stage 3 of AVN-ON but the faster you get it treated the better the outcome. It also depends on how you got your avn that will determine the outcome.

Let’s be real here

Avascular Necrosis –Osteonecrosis can be incredibly painful. And only those who have it understand the pain.

Medication to treat osteonecrosis may not be effective in people who have medical conditions that require treatment using corticosteroids, immunosuppressant medications, or chemotherapy. These medications may counteract osteonecrosis treatment.

During treatment with medication to stop the progression of osteonecrosis, your doctor monitors bone damage by taking periodic images of the affected bone for six months to a year or more. Some doctors may also recommend using crutches or a brace to remove stress from the affected bones.

As the bone starts to heal, physical therapy can help you maintain joint mobility, strengthen muscle groups that support the joint, and make changes to the way you walk to protect the affected bones.  If the disease does not progress and putting weight on the joint becomes less painful, nonsurgical treatment may be all that is needed to recover from osteonecrosis.

Bisphosphonates

Bisphosphonates are prescription medications that reduce bone loss by destroying cells that contribute to the degeneration of bone. This helps preserve healthy bone tissue.

Your doctor may recommend that you take this medication by mouth or injection for six months or more, depending on the size of the osteonecrosis lesion or lesions and whether symptoms improve during the first six months. If an injected form of medication is prescribed, your doctor may give the injection in his or her office or show you how to administer your injections at home. Some bisphosphonates are taken by mouth or injection once a week or once a month, others less frequently.

Your doctor will continue to evaluate the effectiveness of treatment, using periodic X-rays or MRI that can reveal changes in the bone’s health. The doctor also looks for signs of side effects from bisphosphonates, which may include bone fractures outside the affected joint, and conducts regular blood tests.

Long-term use of bisphosphonates should be monitored by your doctor.  And also may cause avn-on in jaw if you need on going dental work.

Nonsteroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs

Bone loss due to osteonecrosis may be painful, especially in the hip and knee joints, which bear much of the body’s weight. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, or NSAIDs, sometimes work by reducing inflammation in the soft tissues surrounding the joint, relieving pain and swelling. These over-the-counter pain relievers include ibuprofen, naproxen, and aspirin. It may help in the short term but again talk to your doctor.

Long-term use of NSAIDs can cause side effects, including upset stomach or ulcers. If joint pain persists for more than a month, talk to your doctor before continuing use.

Statins

Statins are medications that lower cholesterol levels by reducing the amount of fatty substances called lipids in the bloodstream. If statin’s remove lipids from blood vessels leading to a diseased bone, more blood can reach the bone, allowing it to rebuild bone tissue. This may slow or stop the progression of osteonecrosis.

Statins can cause liver abnormalities and muscle damage, so your doctor takes your overall health and medical history into consideration before prescribing them for long-term use.

Medical Marijuana

No other pain relieving medication is less toxic than cannabis, even aspirin or Tylenol. This is why cannabis as medicine can be an excellent choice for pain.  A proper cannabis recommendation requires more than just a few minutes of a doctor’s time, and includes information on cannabinoid content, strain selection, and delivery methods. If you’re not getting this information from your doctor, you’re not getting a real cannabis consultation and are missing information on the full value and healing potential of the plant. Cannabidiol, a nonpsychotropic component of marijuana, may enhance the healing process of bone fissures, according to a new study.

CBD oil is an entirely different compound, and its effects are very complex. It is not psychoactive, meaning it does not produce a “high” or change a person’s state of mind. Instead, it influences the body to use its own endocannabinoids more effectively and can ease pain.

Pain medication  

Most pain medications for bone cancer are taken by mouth, in pill or liquid form. If swallowing is difficult, pain medication can also be delivered through a patch placed on the skin, an injection,talk to your doctor or see a pain management specialist if needed . No one needs to suffer in pain

Physical Therapy

When prescribed in addition to medication, physical therapy may slow down the progression of osteonecrosis and provide some pain relief. During the early stages of treatment, if the disease has affected the hip or knee, physical may suggest using crutches or a cane to help you move around without putting any weight on the affected joint.

You may use crutches or a cane for six weeks or more, depending on your age, the location of the lesion, and the severity of the disease. This gives the lesions time to heal and may prevent further joint damage.

Rehabilitation experts also offer heat and ice therapy, which may provide temporary pain relief deep within the joint, as well as acupuncture and acupressure, in which very thin needles or massage are used to stimulate blood flow and reduce inflammation.

After you can put weight on the affected joint without pain, physical therapists can customize a routine of simple, low-impact exercises to maintain range of motion in the affected joint as well as build strength in muscles that surround and support the joint. For example, stretching exercises and movements such as leg lifts or squats can prevent the joint from becoming stiff.

In addition, adding exercise such as tai chi or  or my favorite is  qi gong ,  or using a stationary  or recumbent bike  another favorite of mine or add swimming to your regular workout routine can help you maintain flexibility in the joints without putting too much stress on the bones. These exercises may prevent the disease from limiting your ability to walk and participate in everyday activities. They also improve blood flow throughout the body, which may help the bone heal more quickly.

A physical therapist can also help you alter the way you walk to avoid limping or putting too much stress on the affected joint. This helps ensure that you are able to use the joint without feeling pain for the long term.

The duration of physical therapy varies depending on the location of a lesion and how quickly your body responds to medication and physical therapy. After four to eight weeks, your therapist and physician assess your progress and determine whether additional treatment is required.

The most important thing you can do is have a good ortho , talk to him or her openly and honestly about your condition, your pain, your limitations etc…. together you can work together to find the best treatment plan for you . And also remember if you are unsatisfied you can always get a second opinion and or new ortho.

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National Orthopedic Societies By Country

I talk so many people around the world with Avascular Necrosis/ Osteonecrosis so often it’s sad because they struggle to find qualified doctors and surgeons knowledgeable about the disease.

I also here in the USA found it hard to find doctors who are not just educated in avn but really know about it and have a true interest in helping their patients.

The only I have spoke with are listed in my list for USA doctors.

I am working on a world wide list.

Here is also great information on orthopedic societies by country.

Deb

They are in alphabetical order.

National Orthopedic Societies By Country

Argentina

Asociación Argentina de Ortopedia y Traumatología (AAOT)

Australia

Australian Orthopaedic Association (AOA)

Austria

Österreichischen Gesellschaft für Orthopädie und Orthopädische Chirurgie (ÖGO)

Bangladesh

Bangladesh Orthopaedic Society (BOS)

Belgium

Société Royale Belge de Chirurgie Orthopédique et de Traumatologie (SORBCOT)

Belgische Vereniging voor Orthopedie en Traumatologie (BVOT)

Orthoweb

Bolivia

Sociedad Boliviana de Ortopedia y Traumatología (SBOLOT)

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Orthopaedic and Traumatology Surgeons Association of Bosnia and Herzegovina (OTSABH)

Brazil

Sociedade Brasileira de Ortopedia e Traumatologia (SBOT)

Bulgaria

Bulgarian Orthopedics and Traumatology Association (BOTA)

Canada

Canadian Orthopaedic Association (COA)

Chile

Sociedad Chilena de Ortopedia y Traumatología (SCHOT)

Colombia

Sociedad Colombiana de Cirugía Ortopédica y Traumatología (SCCOT)

Croatia

Croatian Orthopaedic and Traumatology Association (HUOT)

Czech Republic

Ceská Společnost pro Ortopedii a Traumatologii (CSOT)

Denmark

Dansk Ortopaedisk Selskab (DOS)

Ecuador

Sociedad Ecuatoriana de Ortopedia y Traumatología (SEOT)

Egypt

Egyptian Orthopaedic Association (EOA)

El Salvador

Asociación Salvadoreña de Ortopedia y Traumatología (ASOT)

Estonia

Estonian Association of Traumatology and Orthopedics (ETOS)

Finland

Finnish Orthopaedic Association (SOY/FOA)

France

Société Française de Chirurgie Orthopédique et Traumatologique (SOFCOT)

Germany

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Orthopädie und Orthopädische Chirurgie (DGOOC)

Berufsverband der Fachärzte für Orthopädie und Unfallchirurgie e. V. (BVOU)

Greece

Hellenic Association of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology

Hong Kong

Hong Kong Orthopaedic Association

Hungary

Magyar Ortopéd Társaság (MOT)

Iceland

Icelandic Orthopedic Society

India

Indian Orthopaedic Association (IOA)

Iran

Iranian Orthopaedic Association (IOA)

Ireland

Irish Orthopaedic Association

Israel

Israel Orthopaedic Association

Italy

Società Italiana di Ortopedia e Traumatologia (SIOT)

Japan

Japanese Orthopaedic Association (JOA)

Jordan

Jordan Orthopedic Association (JOA)

Korea

Korean Orthopaedic Association (KOA)

Kosovo

Kosovo Society of Orthopaedics and Trauma Surgeons (KSOTS)

Lebanon

Lebanese Orthopaedic Association (LOA)

Lithuania

Lithuanian Society of Orthopaedics and Traumatology (LSOT/LOTD)

Luxembourg

Luxembourgian Society of Orthopaedics and Traumatology (SLOT)

Macedonia

Macedonian Association of Orthopaedics and Traumatology (MAOT)

Malaysia

Malaysian Orthopaedic Association (MOA)

Mexico

Sociedad Mexicana de Ortopedia (SMO)

Montenegro

Association of Orthopaedics and Traumatology of Montenegro (AMOT)

Morocco

Société Marocaine de Chirurgie Orthopédique et de Traumatologie (SMACOT)

Netherlands

Dutch Orthopaedic Association (NOV)

New Zealand

New Zealand Orthopaedic Association

Norway

Norsk Ortopedisk Forening (NOF)

Pakistan

Pakistan Orthopaedic Association

Paraguay

Sociedad Paraguaya de Ortopedia y Traumatología (SPOT)

Peru

Sociedad Peruana de Ortopedia y Traumatología (SPOT)

Poland

Polskie Towarzystwo Ortopedyczne i Traumatologiczne (PTOiTr)

Portugal

Sociedade Portuguesa de Ortopedia e Traumatologia (SPOT)

Puerto Rico

Sociedad Puertorriqueña de Ortopedia y Traumatología (SPOT)

Romania

Societatea Romana de Ortopedie si Traumatologie (SOROT)

Russian Federation

Association of Orthopaedists and Traumatologists of the Russian Federation

Saudi Arabia

Saudi Orthopaedic Association

Serbia

Serbian Orthopaedic Trauma Association (SOTA)

Singapore

Singapore Orthopaedic Association (SOA)

Slovakia

Slovenská Ortopedická a Traumatologická Spoločnosť (SOTS)

Slovenia

Slovenian Orthopaedic Society (ZOSZD)

South Africa

African Orthopaedic Association (SAOA)

Spain

Sociedad Española de Cirugía Ortopédica y Traumatología (SECOT)

Sweden

Svensk Ortopedisk Förening (SOF)

Switzerland

Société Suisse d’Orthopédie et de Traumatologie (SSO/SGO)

Taiwan

Taiwan Orthopaedic Association

Thailand

Royal College of Orthopaedic Surgeons of Thailand (RCOST)

Turkey

Turkish Society of Orthopaedics and Traumatology (TOTBID)

United Kingdom

British Orthopaedic Association (BOA)

United States

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)

Uruguay

Sociedad de Ortopedia y Traumatología del Uruguay (SOTU)

Venezuela

Sociedad Venezolana de Cirugía Ortopédica y Traumatología (SVCOT)

Avascular Necrosis – Osteonecrosis eBooklet © ™️®️

 

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AVN Awareness Booklet    

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🌻 Hi, I’m Deborah Andio

I wrote this booklet in 2016  to help patients like myself and their families understand avascular necrosis- osteonecrosis  and give helpful ideas to patients and help our doctors understand the pain we often feel.

My goal is throughout this booklet is to first let you know you are not alone .

Those who also have been diagnosed with avn know exactly how your feeling,scared, afraid, searching for knowledge and resources and coming up with very little.

That’s why I started a support group and wrote this booklet.

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I give an actual copy to members of my support group. But many felt the information was so helpful, I wanted to share it with everyone.

I have recently completed a better spell check and next print will have all errors corrected.

No-one can use any contents of this booket words or graphics

Also booklet will be updated every 2 years

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I am continually writing to our Senators state by state asking for an awareness day proclamation.

So AVN-ON can get the recognition it deserves.

 

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God Bless

Debbie

 

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