Ayurvedic management of Avascular Necrosis of Femoral Head - A Case Study
Avascular necrosis is a condition of the disruption of the blood supply causes the cellular death of bone constituents in which the necrosis caused by artery blockage and insufficient blood supply, which results in the collapse of that bony segment. One of the typical sites for avascular necrosis is the head of the femur and the condition progresses over time. The illness worsens if neglected, leading to the collapse of necrotic bone segments. The prognosis is quite dismal, and all of the therapy options are expensive. Here a 30 year old male patient was presenting with AVN of left hip joint with the symptoms of pain over the left hip joint where the pain was radiating to left leg upto the knee, unable to walk properly, occasional numbness over left thigh and was managed with snehana and swedana followed by Vasthi and other internal medications. Patient was observed for symptomatic improvements based on signs and symptoms before and after treatment. The therapy provided marked improvements in the gait, pain, tenderness and range of movements. Conservative management of AVN through Ayurvedic principles provided significant relief in sign and symptoms and improved quality of life.
Keywords: Avascular Necrosis, Asthimajjagatavata, Shodhana, Shamana, Vasthi.
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