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A 35-year-old member asked:

What is the best pain relief medication for someone with avascular necrosis of the hip bones?

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Dr. Alfred Kim
Rheumatology 18 years experience
Whatever works: That was a terse answer, but that is the truth. Everything from over the counter meds to narcotics need to be used, but most people will eventually need narcotics due to the intense pain. Bisphosphonates are used to slow the damage, but does not alleviate the pain. Surgery is the definitive solution.
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