#coredecompression photos & videos

2 days ago

Being diagnosed with bilateral femoral head #avascularnecrosis has been a journey. Me being a people person, it's hard not wanting to be around people with my crutches. It's hard to explain to my little ones when they ask "Daddy what's wrong?". I can't just say "I'm in chronic pain all of the time, and my bones are dead in my hips." I still go to the park with them, but I sit on the side and watch them play wishing I could run around with them. I'm still me though... joking, laughing, and beasting through it all. This experience has helped me pick up a new talent which is my acoustic guitar and that has been healing. My family and few friends that I have has been supportive, especially my wonderful Wife @kaleymariewebster Without her I would probably just crumble. So, I thank you from the bottom of my heart for being my rock! I have the first of the few of my surgeries coming up March 5th. Keep me in your prayers and know that I'm King Beam, and I'll continue to carry on from my past self and grow into a more strong and more wise human being. Music Cred, My brother: @godovereverythingbbg #avn #coredecompression #gerd #chesthernia #avascularnecrosis #heartaneurysm #prediabetes #stomachulcers #inflamedintestines #toomuch #prayforme #goe #carryon

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Dec 2019

💥 Surgery has been confirmed❗️💥 My elbow surgery is scheduled December 20th (13 days from now 😬 ). My surgeon has made the decision to do my surgery at the main hospital in case of any emergencies, issues with my health conditions come up or I need to stay the night. It’s coming up so quick! I’ve never been so nervous for a surgery & this will be my first joint surgery ever. I’m more nervous because of the post-op day to day activities. There’s a lot going on with my family & I’m not the only one having a surgery, plus I’ll be needing a lot more care with everything... eating, showers, getting dressed, appointments, driving.. everything. I’ve been warned about how painful this surgery will be & that I’ll be in a lot of pain from my hip (where they’re taking the graft ) for a couple weeks as well. Things are already difficult & I’m not good at accepting help. I’d rather be giving it. I’m OCD & Type A... I like things a certain way & pay attention to detail & planning so if I don’t have control of that, anxiety hits like no other & after surgery is the worst feeling of anxiety dealing with that. Also, all the medical PTSD from all the terrible care I’ve had in the past. The hospital is the last place I’d like to be. I’ve done what I can to plan with @n1cho6 & @ashley .perry24 best I can so let’s do this! 👊🏼

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Nov 2019

Post surgery recovery. Had core decompression done due to avascular necrosis on my right femoral head, caused by high dose steroids (to treat my ulcerative colitis flares ) and being my bad hip prone to dislocations and sublaxing from the hypermobile Ehlers-Danlos. Attempting the CD to try to avoid a total hip replacement . . . . #chronicillness #ehlersdanlossyndrome #hEDS #hypermobility #ulcerativecolitis #inflammatoryboweldisease #ibd #eds #edszebra #zebrastrong #spoonie #surgery #coredecompression #smartcrutches #ehlers -danlos #zebrawarrior #spoonielife

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Nov 2019

Happy fall, friends!. . Our little fam has been busy over the past few months. . Good news, is that we are IN the new house! It feels great to have a place to call home again. . Bad news, is that I have yet another surgery scheduled in December (I’m currently 2 weeks post op shoulder ). This surgery will be on my knee & other hip. Another 6 weeks non-weight bearing, in crutches. . That’s 4 surgeries in 5 months to save my joints. Steroids saved my life 2 years ago, but are wrecking me now. They are THE WORST!. . Plus, I’ll be getting a partial shoulder replacement at the start of the new year 😜. . I’m tired. Exhausted, and honestly feel a little defeated. I am ready to feel normal again. And James 1:2-3 comes to mind. “Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance.”

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Oct 2019

•Surgeon, two weeks ago: “It will be three months before you’re off crutches and at least that long before you can walk a few miles.”• Me two weeks ago: “.....oh....” [heart sinks]• Me after two weeks of diligent PT: “I don’t think that’s going to be the case” 😉•

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Sep 2019

•I rushed to finish the 100 mile North Country Trail challenge before my hip surgery for days like today• Days I needed to be reminded that pain doesn’t always control me• I’m frustrated with my lack of mobility, I’m exhausted from working overtime to manage the physical pain and I’m overwhelmed thinking of the fight ahead of me against the crazy nerves in my body• But look, that cheesy patch and other memories of what I’ve physically accomplished are proof that I can do it 😊•

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Sep 2019

•Thirteen days after surgery I’m sleeping more than I have since I had mono in 8th grade• I work for two hours, I fall asleep• I complete 40 minutes of at home PT, I fall asleep• On one hand, I am embarrassed at how much I’m sleeping• On the other hand, my eyes haven’t looked as bright and clear as they do right now•

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Sep 2019

#CoreDecompression for #Avascular #Necrosis of the #Hip 👋✅⬇️⁉️📚 The #hip joint is a ball and socket joint, where the head of the thigh bone (femur ) articulates with the cavity ( #acetabulum ) of the #pelvic bone. Sickle cell disease, a group of disorders that affect the #hemoglobin or #oxygen carrying component of blood, causes #avascular #necrosis or the death of bone tissue in the hip due to lack of #blood supply. Core #decompression is indicated in the early stages of #avascularnecrosis , when the #surface of the head is still smooth and round. It is done to prevent total hip replacement surgery, which is indicated for severe cases of avascular necrosis and involves the replacement of the hip joint with an artificial device or prosthesis.

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Sep 2019

•I spent about 20 minutes outside this afternoon. It was my first time outside since having surgery 6 days ago. • I’m thankful my mom is staying with me while I recover. In her own words...Sampson needs more help than I do 🐾. But without this pup, I’d be in a world of hurt 💙•

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Jun 2019

I got the results of my arthrogram MRI today. My diagnosis was avascular necrosis in the head of my femur. The doctors need to discuss which direction they think is best for treatment because of my prior reconstructions so I’ll be back in 1 month. I was given two options they’re thinking about, core decompression (drill a hole to release pressure and allow blood to flow back into the area ) or a THR. They’re not too keen about a THR because of my age, but I’ve been trying to explain to them for years now that I’m really an old lady disguised as a woman in her mid 30’s. 👵🏽🤷🏽‍♀️

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Jun 2019

Femurbaşı avasküler nekrozu, osteonekroz olarakda isimlendirilir.Osteonekrozis kalça ekleminin ağrılı bir hastalığıdır. Core Dekompresyon;Bu tedavi yöntemi ile femur topuzuna gelen kan akımını artırmak ve burdaki basıncı düşürmek için femur yan tarafından femur başına doğru kanallar açılmasıdır. Oluşturulan bu kanallar femur başına olan kan akımın artırarak beslenmesini ve dokunun kendini yenilemesini sağlar. #kalça #avaskulernekroz #coredecompression #kalçaağrısı #ortopedi #bakırköy #istanbul #doçdrserhatmutlu #opdrharunmutlu #avrupaortopedicerrahisi

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May 2019

Günaydın.... ☑️Bugün sağ kalçasında avaskuler nekroz(AVN )-osteonekroz (uyluk kemiğinin başında beslenme bozukluğuna bağlı çürüme ) olan bir hastadan bahsedeceğim. ☑️Kalça AVN steroid-kortizon kullanımına, alkol kullanımına , kanama bozukluklarına ,travmaya bağlı olabileceği gibi idiopatik(sebepsiz ) de gelişebilmektedir. İlk etapta kalçada ödem gelişir daha sonra ise kalça ekleminin evi boşaltarak çökme yapar ve eklem yapısı bozulur ☑️Öncelikle kasığa vuran ağrı ve de topallama şikayeti ön plandadır. ☑️Erken dönem tedavide istirahat, yük vermeme ve ödem çözücü ajanlar kullanılırken inatçı ve gerilemeyen ileri vakalarda cerrahi işlem gerekir. En son evrede ve kalçada çökme gelişen hastalarda ise Kalça Protezi uygulanmaktadır. ☑️Hastamıza başarılı bir operasyon ile Core-dekomoresyon(kemikteki basıncı azaltma ve kanlandirma ) ve kemik iliği uygulaması yaptık ve şifa ile taburcu oldu . ☑️Öncelikle kalça eklemi ne 3adet K teli yardımı ile eklem içinde olduğumuzu skopi altında on ve yan grafiker ile teyit ettik ardından teller üzerinden dril yardımı ile dekompresyon işlemini uyguladık. En son olarak da iliak kanattan kemik iliği aspire ederek spinokan iğne yardımı ile kalça eklemine uyguladik. ☑️KALÇA AĞRINIZ VARSA GEÇ KALMAYIN, MUTLAKA BİR ORTOPEDİ VE TRAVMATOLOJİ UZMANİNA DANIŞIN. ERKEN TANI EKLEMİNİZİ KURTARIR. #kalçacerrahisi #kalçaprotezi #kalçaağrısı #kemikiliği #avn #coredecompression #bonemarrow #hip #hippain #aksaray68 #aksaray #totbid #eklemkoruyucutedavi #prp #kökhücre #stemcell #ortopedia #trauma #orthopaedicsurgery #orthopedics #orthopädie #orthopedicsurgeon

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Mar 2019

My boy had total right hip replacement today in Texas. He is doing great and thanks for all the prayers! Please continue to pray that he has a good recovery and that the surgery brings back more quality of life ! In 2007 my son was 16 and got diagnosed with a life threatening disease called #fanconianemia . In 2017 at age 25 he had a #bonemarrowtransplant in MN and was there 6 months and hospitalized 3/4 of that time in isolation. During the re growth of his Bone Marrow , he was on high doses of steroids which led to #avascularnecrosis , which caused no blood supply to support his hips and knees. In August 2018 he had both hips operated on in TX called #coredecompression in hopes to avoid hip replacement. The left hip is doing well , but the right hip was beginning to collapse , so it got replaced today. At age 27 he had total right hip replacement, but with faith in God, we do believe he will be fine and was in good hands with a great surgeon and medical team. Thanks so much and I'll return back to Alabama next week to work!

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Feb 2019

whelp, got my MRI results today and it’s a mixed bag. the GOOD part is that my right hip seems to be “taking” the core decompression and not continuing to develop AVN (avascular necrosis ). if this remains stable, i can hopefully avoid a hip replacement (at least in the near future )! we aren’t sure what will happen going forward, but for now, my right hip is hanging in! the left hip isn’t as lucky. my hip bone is continuing to develop AVN and may be beginning to collapse. the doctor believes that it is passed the point of other bone saving options and that a replacement is the next logical step. between second opinions, etc., this process may take some time. realistically, my pain management doctor is going to have to play a big role in the next few months while we work everything out. thanks to everyone who has checked in on me! home and resting now... before i drive up early to #ucla for rheumatology and dermatology tomorrow. two weeks out from my next stelara dose and i am feeling it. thanks #behcets for the flare up. 🙄 #chronicillness #chronicpain #chroniclife #behcets #behcetsdisease #autoimmune #autoinflammatory #hips #avascularnecrosis #coredecompression #steroids #prednisone #pitypartyof1

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Feb 2019

this guy is just the best when my pain spikes and all he wants to do is snuggle. animals know for sure. 🐶 i saw my pain management doctor today and we made some changes that will hopefully help my quality of life until we can figure out which route to take from here. it’s time that i start getting second and third opinions about what to do next: either more attempts to try and save any bone left in both hips or start the replacement process. there are pros and cons to both, so i want to make the most sensible decision for my future. i don’t want to rush things for the sake of a quick fix that won’t be ideal long term, but i’m also not willing to be in this much pain either. so some big decisions will be made in the next few weeks. in the meantime, i’m grateful for ice packs and good pain management doctors (bc i know some are not ). 💜 on a happier note, i have a friend from high schools wedding this weekend in jersey, so that will be fun! 🤞for an uneventful travel day tomorrow! #dogs #mansbestfriend #snuggles #puppylove #hescute #fluffy #avascularnecrosis #hips #chronicpain #chronicillness #chroniclife #vasculitis #coredecompression #behcets #behcetsdisease #autoimune #autoinflammatory #steroids #prednisone

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Jan 2019

the doctors at the mayo clinic would have classified my day as a perfect example of the “push and crash” cycle that many chronic pain sufferers go through. today i woke up “motivated”. i started doing chores around the house (ignoring my pain ). i planned a meal to cook for dinner, etc. and by the end my body was so exhausted that i “crashed”. i think that i’m struggling with the idea that just doing the basics to get through each day isn’t enough. i want to be able to wake up and go to work, to come home with enough energy and stamina to cook dinner, to go out with my friends. i know that i won’t always be this “sick” because we WILL figure out what to do next for my hips and behcets ( #prednisone taper and i’m flaring again ). so after a reminder that overdoing it is not good for my health, i’m going to slow down and rest. i hope you all have a relaxing sunday as well! ☀️ #pityparty #movingon #behcets #behcetsdisease #steroids #taper #chronicpain #chroniclife #chronicillness #vasculitis #hope #health #pushandcrash #perfectionist #avascularnecrosis #coredecompression #heal #rest #selfcare

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Jan 2019

It has been 10 days since my knee surgery. You can barely see where the entry mark for the core decompression. It feels 1000 times better. So I’m having a much needed Mani and Pedi! #manipedi #coredecompression #osteonecrosis

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Jan 2019

my view last night 😕i hadn’t been to the emergency room in a good while (the longest since diagnosis ) but we just could not get a handle on the pain in my hips outpatient. at the orthopedist yesterday, they said that the x-rays show signs of AVN (dead bone ) post surgery. we are still going to try PT in order to strengthen my hips (nothing to do for the bone really ) while we wait for the post op phase to pass and we know (for sure ) if it was successful or not. thank gd they were able to help make me reasonably comfortable at the hospital for a few hours, but this is going to be a tough road for a bit here. if i’ve been a bit quiet, that is why. even though this feels daunting, i am grateful for the wonderful team of doctors (including for mental health! ) helping me. i hate feeling like i’m always “complaining” but i think i’m just sick of always putting on a happy face and pretending like everything is okay. it’s not. but it will be again and i’m holding on to that. i hope you are all hanging in, i’ll be here RESTing. 💜 #behcets #behcetsdisease #autoimmune #autoinflammatory #avascularnecrosis #pain #chronicpain #chronicillness #chroniclife #coredecompression #thistooshallpass #hope #heal #vasculitis #prednisone #cushings #steroids

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Dec 2018

As many of you know, this past summer, like many summers before this since my CS diagnosis, I was facing a serious operation with a tedious recovery. It was the first of its kind for #nyulangone at #Huntington and because of how brave my doctor and I were to do this, we were featured in an article with the hospital. I’m so happy to have been able to speak so positively on behalf of my amazing #orthopedic #surgeon . I also hope that people also suffering with this illness see that there are more options than a replacement; I also hope that people see that a cancer survivor’s story or struggle doesn’t always end at the diagnosis or treatment. Such as in my case, iatrogenic diseases such as this one, are a result of medications or other supplementary treatments and give those of us another battle to fight and hopefully win. I hope you all have a good read and understand how helpful this can be to others suffering with what I had. The link is in my ig bio! #avascularnecrosis #avascularnecrosissurvivor #osteonecrosis #cd #coredecompression #chondrosarcoma #herestostrongwomen #cancer #cancersurvivor #cancersucks

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Nov 2018

Finally made it out of bed!! Hopefully they will let me go home soon 😊 #surgery #coredecompression #avascularnecrosis #avn #hipsurgery

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Nov 2018

Taking care of some major zoomies. Catahoula's need a lot of exercise so a big yard is preferable. I trust her to be off leash because she doesn't stray and she has great call back ability. * * CHECK OUT OUR NEW 🐶PAWTNERS🐶: @serviceaussie 🐾🌻 @lifewithaservicedog 🐕🌼 @servicepupmilo 🐩🌺 @goodboy_huebert 🌟🥀 @louise .the.lifesaver 😻🐱 * * #louisianacatahoulaleoparddog #catahoula #catahoulapuppies #catahoulaleoparddog #autoimmunedisease #avasularnecrosis #arthritis #bleedingdisorders #serviceanimal #seizuredod #servicedogintraining #servicedog #sick #hospital #girlsinwheelchairs #seizure #chronicillness #avascularnecrosis #mri #bonedisease #surgery #jointreplacement #retrieving #dogtraining #servicedogstory #coredecompression #heartmonitor #cardiac #pots #posturalorthostatictachycardiasyndrome

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Nov 2018

Stand tall and strong. 🙏🏼 happy Tuesday everyone! 💜 - Despite the fact my hips are hurting constantly, I mean more flare ups, more catching and an overall feeling of anger towards the pain, warrior 2 has felt more open and less awkward with the back hip rotation. It’s little things like this that makes me happy to have my own joints, now, regardless of what the future holds... - - - #kaynaleeyogi #warrior2 #warriorii #virabhadrasana2 #virabhadrasanaii #standtall #standstrong #jointreplacements #totalhipreplacement #inevitable #avascularnecrosis #coredecompression #blooddisorder #itp #mindfulness #pain #chronicpain #frustration #littlethings #yoga #yogagirl #yogaflow #yogapractice #yogatransformation #realyoga #igyoga #alliscoming #practice

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Nov 2018

4 weeks post op after core decompression of the left femoral head with a bone and artery graft. The scar on my lower leg is where they harvested my bone. Dr. Levin put my tattoo together like a fucking rockstar #scars #avn #osteonecrosis #bonegraft #coredecompression #scarsthroughtattoos #pennmedicine

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Nov 2019

Happy fall, friends!. . Our little fam has been busy over the past few months. . Good news, is that we are IN the new house! It feels great to have a place to call home again. . Bad news, is that I have yet another surgery scheduled in December (I’m currently 2 weeks post op shoulder ). This surgery will be on my knee & other hip. Another 6 weeks non-weight bearing, in crutches. . That’s 4 surgeries in 5 months to save my joints. Steroids saved my life 2 years ago, but are wrecking me now. They are THE WORST!. . Plus, I’ll be getting a partial shoulder replacement at the start of the new year 😜. . I’m tired. Exhausted, and honestly feel a little defeated. I am ready to feel normal again. And James 1:2-3 comes to mind. “Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance.”

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Sep 2018

“Mommy where’s my harmonic?”-Isaiah I’ve cried many tears but this one is different! God I don’t know why you chose me for him but I’m so thankful that you did! Amazing moments! #AfterSurgerymoments #Firstmoments #Recovering #joedimaggiochildrenshospital #NurseLotsy #sicklecellwarrior #sicklecell #sicklecellawareness #avascularnecrosis #aftersurgery #butGOD #HisStory #isdifferent #remarkablekids #myheartbeart #amazing #superkid #fighter #stopwho #thiskid #musicis #musicheals #music #musictherapy #musicrelax

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Sep 2018

so with my mom (and my stuffed dolphin, yes i’m 28 🤷🏻‍♀️ ) by my side i went in for hip surgery this past Wednesday. due to a combination of behçet’s (vasculitis ) and long term prednisone use, i developed avn in my hips. basically, the bone dies from lack of blood flow. so in attempt to save my hips from a replacement as long as possible, we are doing “core decompression” surgeries. on the road to healing and making slow and steady progress each day. 👌 #behçet ’s #avn #avascularnecrosis #necrosis #uci #coredecompression #family #hope #healing #fight #chronicillness #chronicpain #chroniclife

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Sep 2019

•I spent about 20 minutes outside this afternoon. It was my first time outside since having surgery 6 days ago. • I’m thankful my mom is staying with me while I recover. In her own words...Sampson needs more help than I do 🐾. But without this pup, I’d be in a world of hurt 💙•

5310
Sep 2019

•I rushed to finish the 100 mile North Country Trail challenge before my hip surgery for days like today• Days I needed to be reminded that pain doesn’t always control me• I’m frustrated with my lack of mobility, I’m exhausted from working overtime to manage the physical pain and I’m overwhelmed thinking of the fight ahead of me against the crazy nerves in my body• But look, that cheesy patch and other memories of what I’ve physically accomplished are proof that I can do it 😊•

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Oct 2018

thank you to everyone that has reached our both to me and my family to offer support! 💜 last week, i had the same surgery we did on my left hip, on my right. i’m healing well and it seems like each day i make a little more progress. my mom is out here in CA for a few more days, and my dad was here last week too. THANK YOU to my absolutely amazing parents! hope everyone has a great weekend! #behcets #behcetsdisease #invisibleillness #autoimmune #autoinflammatory #chronicpain #chroniclife #family #love #hope #healing #chronicillness #avn #necrosis #hip #coredecompression #uci

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Sep 2019

•Thirteen days after surgery I’m sleeping more than I have since I had mono in 8th grade• I work for two hours, I fall asleep• I complete 40 minutes of at home PT, I fall asleep• On one hand, I am embarrassed at how much I’m sleeping• On the other hand, my eyes haven’t looked as bright and clear as they do right now•

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Oct 2019

•Surgeon, two weeks ago: “It will be three months before you’re off crutches and at least that long before you can walk a few miles.”• Me two weeks ago: “.....oh....” [heart sinks]• Me after two weeks of diligent PT: “I don’t think that’s going to be the case” 😉•

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