|A Case Report of Treating Femur Head Necrosis Applying Persian-Medicine|
|Maryam Navabzadeh1, Mojtaba Abdi2, Javad Hadinia3, Roshanak Ghods4|
|1Cardiovascular Diseases Research Center, Birjand University of Medical Sciences, Birjand, Iran
2Student Research Committee, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
3Bu-Ali Hospital, Birjand, Iran
4Department of Persian Medicine, Research Institute for Islamic and Complementary Medicine, School of Persian Medicine, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
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Keywords : Treatment, Avascular necrosis, Femur head, Persian medicine, Case report
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The avascular necrosis (AVN) of the femur head due to the death of the osteocytes of the bone marrow occurs because the organ is not supplied with sufficient blood. The prevalence of the problem is 10%-50% in adults. The etiology of the disease includes various factors such as trauma, cigarette smoking, drinking spirits, taking corticosteroids, genetics, metabolic disorders, human immunodeficiency virus, pregnancy, and the like. The treatment of necrosis can be conducted regarding the degree of the problem. In the present paper, a case was reported whose femur head necrosis was treated by applying Iranian Medicine without using common drugs in modem Medicine. The patient was a 46-year-old man who had felt severe pain in his left hip since a month before referring. The pain had gradually increased and the AVN of the femur head was diagnosed after magnetic resonance imaging. Finally, the surgery and arthroplasty of the femur head were recommended in this regard. In general, surgery and arthroplasty were recommended regarding the hard medicinal and complicated treatment of the AVN of the femur head. However, it is noteworthy that applying Iranian medicine capacities is possible for curing the disease.
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