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I, 74-year old male, was diagnosed with osteonecrosis

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I, 74-year old male, was diagnosed with osteonecrosis yesterday following a long journey (diagnosed as pinched nerve or sciatica) resulting from a hip bone fracture (9/7/14) requiring no surgery. I am supposed to see a specialist in 3 weeks. Pain is mild
or none until I use it or put weight on it. I am wondering if swimming would be ok in the mean time. After the new diagnosis, I am trying not to use the leg to avoid further damage. But at the same time, I do not want to be too sedentary either.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Orthopedics
Expert:  Dr. Thomas, MD replied 1 year ago.

Hello

Sitting in water is OK

Moving generally in water.

But not exertion, kicking, etc, until cleared by the doctor.

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