AVN (Avascular necrosis of femoral head)
Avascular necrosis of femoral head is a disease in which there is deformity on the femoral head of the hip joint.Mostly this is due to low or no blood supply to that perticular area of the femoral bone and hence it cause ischemia to that perticular part.
According to ayurveda this is a VAT disease,affecting the hip joint like the arthritis and other joint diseases.Patient feels like difficulty in walking and stiffness in the hip joint,severe pain in the joint.
Usually this is such a disease,which is most of the time not curable by surgery also.
In the ayurvedic treatment,mostly vat nashak medicines are used and if the disease is in the 1st or 2nd stage, 100% cure is possible,in the advanced stages,the cure rate is 60-70%.
Nearly in the all cases, symptomatic relief is there,and patient can walk properly and can do his work properly.We have treated a lot of patients with 100% results,and still treating. Ayurveda gives very good result in case of AVN.
Among the many conditions that affect bones, Avascular Necrosis (AVN) is one in which bone tissue is necrosed (dead) due to the injury or any occlusion in the blood vessels nourishing the bone tissue. Avascular necrosis of the femoral head is the most common type of necrosis affecting the bones. AVN of the femoral head may be classified mainly into 2 types, 1. Post traumatic and 2. Idiopathic. The arteries supplying the femoral head are very narrow and hence are easily liable to injury followed by mere dislocation or a sub capital fracture (near the head) of the femoral neck. This leads to the lack of nourishment to femoral head resulting in necrosis. In the other type, the arteries become occluded for which the reason is not known. It may be asymptomatic in the beginning but, later mild to severe degree of pain is seen along with change in the gait. Management is not an easy task. The objectives of the treatment include the preservation of structure & function and relief of pain. Many surgical procedures like Drilling and Insertion of Bone Grafts, Modified Whitman or Colonna reconstruction and insertion of prosthesis is carried out. All these procedures are cost worthy and prognosis is very poor. An effort was made to evaluate the efficiency of Ayurvedic formulations in the conservative management of AVN of the femoral head. Four patients of Idiopathic AVN of the femoral head were treated with Tikta Dravya Siddha Ksheera Basti, Abha Guggulu and Ajasthi Bhasma. The results were encouraging. The therapy provided marked relief from pain, tenderness, general debility and improvement in the gait. The grade of AVN did not worsen and was maintained. The therapy is cost effective.