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Year : 2016  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 46-50

Case study of Avascular necrosis of femoral head

1 Asst. Prof. Dept. of Rachana Sharir, MGACHRC, salod (H), Wardha (M.S.), India
2 Asst. Prof. Dept. of Panchakarma, MGACHRC , salod (H), Wardha (M.S.), India

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Gaurav Sawarkar
Asst. Prof. Dept. of Rachana Sharir, MGACHRC, salod (H), Wardha (M.S.)
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Avascular necrosis is a disease in which cellular death of bone component occurs due to interruption of the blood supply. Necrosis causes due to arterial occlusion and lack or insufficient blood supply, the bone tissue dies and there occurs collapsing of that bony segment. The disease found in age of 35 to 45 yrs. Head of femur is one of the classical site of Avascular necrosis. Avascular necrosis is a progressive disorder with surgical intervention as the prime choice. If left untreated, the disease progresses, there occurs collapsing of necrotic bony segment. All the treatment procedures are cost worthy and prognosis is very poor. In present study a female patient of 38 yrs old having signs and symptoms of Avascular necrosis and X-ray of right hip showing Avascular necrosis of femoral head and palliative (Kaishor Guggulu, Amalaki Rasayana, Chanadraprabha vati, Ashwagandha powder, cold decoction of Hemidismus indicus & Rubia cordifolia along with Panchakarma treatment such as local massage steam with Panchtikta kshirbasti & Pindasweda additional with Tub bath (Avgaha sweda) was given for 6 weeks. Significant result was observed and there was improvement in cardinal sign & symptoms of Avascular necrosis of femoral head. It also provides noteworthy results in improving range of movements and pain intensity. Overall result of the therapy was found to be effective with no pain and limping while walking with free movements of joints. Recovery in Right hip joint was 100% whereas limping and walking difficulty were reduced up to 90 % & 95 % respectively.

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