Dr. David Maine, I have AVN in my hips and had a free vascularized fibular graft with a core decompression on my right leg where they took 5 inches of my fibula and put it thru my hip. I also have a fractured left glenoid rim in my shoulder. I am on 10/325 Vicodin 4 times a day and the PM doctor recently added 10 Butrans patch. It is the 5th day and I feel pretty terrible. Will the patch start working soon? Thank you!View Thread
Hi RB , I am so sorry it didn't work for you. what a nightmare you have been thru. I will be praying for you. I wasn't on any pain medicine before I had this surgery so I am surprised it isnt helping. I guess only time will help.View Thread
I was diagnosed with AVN 3 years ago. The doctor said that I was too young for a hip replacement. So 3 weeks ago I had a core decompression with a free vascularized fibular graft. I am not allowed to put any weight on my leg for 6 months and they said it should be healed within a year. I cannot begin to describe how painful this surgery is. I wasn't prepared for it at all. Has anyone else had this surgery? I just want to know how long it will hurt like this.View Thread
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