I recently was diagnosed with bilateral AVN. My Dr. performed a core decompression on one side within 3 days of diagnosis. It has now been 3 months on crutches and physical therapy and the pain is getting worse. It hurts more than the pain pre-surgery. I’m afraid that the procedure failed and I need a total hip replacement. I’m in my mid 30′s and frustrated with the pain and inconvenience. Has anyone else experienced this as well?