AVN help is available on Facebook

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I would like to draw readers’ attention to Avascular Necrosis, which is a debilitating and agonising illness often caused by steroids.

AVN, as it’s usually called, means blood is not circulating around the hip bone which results in hip bone replacements. It can also occur in other limbs too.

I had to have both my hip bones replaced due to AVN.

If anyone would like more information about this debilitating and painful illness, they can find out about it on Facebook and Twitter by searching for OUCH Osteonecrosis.

Pamela Thompson,

Sunderland.