After over 3 years of pain I was recently diagnosed with avascular necrosis in both hips and both knees. I've looked all over the Internet to find someone with a similar problem but in vain. Apparently this doesn't happen in more than one or two joints.
Why i have this problem is still a mystery to doctors. The usual factors like steroids, alcohol abuse, coagulopathies and some rheumatological conditions have been ruled out. Docs have advised me core decompression surgery based on the current stage of the disease. But that may or may not work. They can either operate on one joint at a time or at the most one limb at a time. They could even go for all joints at the same time but then that would leave me completely bedridden for upto 6 weeks coz you're not even supposed to stand afterwards.
If someone has this or knows someone else who has something like this I'd love to know what treatment option they went with and what the results were. I'm very confused especially since most likely core decompression may not work and then I'd be headed towards multiple joint replacements.