Acupuncture Treatment for Avascular Necrosis (AVN) A New Ray of Hope
AVN is necrosis(death) of a bone in absence or hindrance of blood supply. Most common sites are upper part of thigh bone, neck of femur and base of thumb. Prolonged use of anabolic steroids , old age and metabolic disorders are most common causes for this problem.
Though there are few sites of AVN in our body , AVN of head of femur, thigh bone is most commonly reported case. People once diagnosed have very few conventional options left before surgery, but certain new therapies are proving hopeful in treatment of AVN.
As acupuncture is proven to increase local blood supply and thus healing process. Best results are expected at early stages of AVN.