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Want to stay fit, enjoy running. I was diagnosed with avn or avascular necrosis in left femur head. Will running make it worse?

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Dr. David Trettin
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: Yes

I'm sorry to hear of your recent dx.
of AVN of your hip.Hopefully it is inan early stage and can be treated without replacement as an option yet...in my experience Avn will advance in severity w/ time and loading the femoral head repeatedly( as in running) may hasten the process. Best of Luck to you!

In brief: Yes

I'm sorry to hear of your recent dx.
of AVN of your hip.Hopefully it is inan early stage and can be treated without replacement as an option yet...in my experience Avn will advance in severity w/ time and loading the femoral head repeatedly( as in running) may hasten the process. Best of Luck to you!
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