|A Case Report of Treating Femur Head Necrosis Applying Persian-Medicine|
|Maryam Navabzadeh1, Roshanak Ghods2, Mojtaba Abdi3, Javad Hadinia4|
|1Department of Traditional Medicine, Birjand University of Medical Sciences, Birjand, Iran
2Department of Persian Medicine, Research Institute for Islamic and Complementary Medicine, School of Persian Medicine, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
3Student Research Committee, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
4Department of Nursing, Bu-Ali Hospital, Birjand, Iran
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Keywords : Treatment, Avascular necrosis, Femur head, Persian medicine, Case report
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Objectives: Avascular necrosis of femur head due to the death of osteocites of the bone marrow occurs because the organ is not supplied with sufficient blood. 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, HIV, pregnancy, etc.Treatment of the necrosis can be done regarding the degree of the problem. In the present paper a case is reported whose treating of femur head necrosis was done applying Iranian Medicine without using the common drugs in modem Medicine.
Materials and Methods: The patient was a 46 year old man who had felt severe pain in his left side of the hip since a month before referring. The Pain had gradually increased and after MRI avascular necrosis of femur head was diagnosed. Finally, surgery and arthroplasty of the femur head had been recommended.
Conclusion: Regarding the hard medicinal and complicated treatment of avascular necrosis of the femur head; finally, surgery and arthroplasty had been recommended. But, it is mentionable that it is possible to apply Iranian medicine capacities to cure the disease.
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