Avascular necrosis of femoral head - An Ayurvedic view

  • Dr. Bhargavi P. Post Graduate Scholar, Department of Kayachikitsa, Sri Kalabyraveshwaraswamy Ayurvedic Medical College, Hospital & Research Center, Bengaluru, Karnataka, INDIA.
  • Dr. Prashasth MJ Reader, Sri Kalabyraveshwaraswamy Ayurvedic Medical College, Hospital & Research Center, Bengaluru, Karnataka, INDIA.
  • Dr. Muralidhar Professor, Department of Kayachikitsa, Sri Kalabyraveshwaraswamy Ayurvedic Medical College, Hospital & Research Center, Bengaluru, Karnataka, INDIA.
Keywords: Avascular necrosis, Gambheera Vatarakta, Chikitsa

Abstract

Avascular necrosis of the bone is the death of osteocytes due to an impaired blood supply. It usually affects people between 30 and 50 years of age. Avascular necrosis is associated with long-term use of high dose steroid medications and excessive alcohol intake. It will be asymptomatic in the early stages, as the condition progress, there will be gradual increase of pain resulting in major morbidity. In Ayurveda, the Lakshanas of Gambheera Vatarakta can be co-related to the features of AVN. The possible treatment in modern include NSAIDS, core decompression, Bone transplant (grafting) and total joint replacement surgery which have their own complications and adverse effects. Hence, an attempt is made to understand AVN of femoral head as Gambheera Vatarakta in Ayurveda and its management is discussed.

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How to Cite
Dr. Bhargavi P., Dr. Prashasth MJ, & Dr. Muralidhar. (2019). Avascular necrosis of femoral head - An Ayurvedic view. Journal of Ayurveda and Integrated Medical Sciences, 4(05), 295-291. Retrieved from https://jaims.in/jaims/article/view/737
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Review Article