Excessive exercise in sport leads to trauma which is one of the causes of femoral head gangrene.

There have been many injuries leading to necrosis of the femoral head due to practice, and when such trauma, the mentality of the players often want to be healthy and recover quickly to be able to return to the field. . Meeting those expectations, City International Hospital (CIH) has successfully treated numerous sports injuries. After treatment, only 1 month after that, it was able to exercise slightly again and 3 months after treatment, it was completely possible to function as normal people.

 Sports injuries are inevitable risks.

How is diagnosis and treatment?

The diagnosis is usually based on clinical and radiological examination, but at the early stages of routine radiographies are not detected early, it is necessary to have an MRI film that allows early bone damage. At this stage, the disease can be treated with methods such as physical therapy, pain relievers, severe labor restrictions, or heavy sports.

Especially the players, who are very active and often suffer many injuries when practicing, especially soccer players. There were many players who were TS.BS. Pham Chi Lang successfully treated. For players who are injured not too bad, and want to recover to return to training, they will be able to apply knee arthroscopy, which works very well.

The player Hoang Quoc Anh, Ho Chi Minh City (the player's name has been changed due to the patient's request) has been treated here. He was Dr..BS. Pham Chi Lang successfully treated with knee arthroscopy, after the endoscopy, Dr. Lang injected slime to stimulate bone growth / regeneration. To facilitate recovery, it is advisable to limit vigorous exercise, and return to exercise immediately, instead doing simple stretching exercises. In addition, to help complete recovery, the physiotherapy center of the hospital is equipped with the most modern equipment in Vietnam, along with a team of experienced and highly skilled medical doctors. counseling and care, training guide to recover more effectively and quickly. Only 3 months later, he was able to continue to return to the normal training ground again, initially with a slight intensity later on. Currently, he is able to continue on the football field and fire with passion.

On the other hand, when the femoral head is completely damaged, the last resort is a hip replacement. A hip replacement will help the patient move easily and painlessly.

Dr. Pham Chi Lang - Head of Department of Trauma Orthopedics City International Hospital. 

Early detection and prevention

From the above evidence can be seen, femoral head necrosis is a disease that can be treated if detected early and diagnosed correctly. In the opinion of TS. BS. Lang, patients should be examined early if they detect any abnormalities in the hip joint area.

In addition, artificial hip replacement surgery is a difficult and complicated surgery, requiring modern equipment and conditions, an absolutely sterile operating room, and especially the qualification of a surgeon. Well-trained and intensive for this type of surgery. Early surgery helps patients quickly return to normal activities and work.

City International Hospital has applied the health insurance policy for patients with hip and knee replacement surgery. For further information, please call (028) 6280.3333 for advice.

Pham Chi Lang, MD, PhD 

Head of Trauma-Orthopedics Department, City International Hospital 

With more than 30 years of experience in Orthopaedics and Traumatology, Dr. Pham Chi Lang has been teaching at HCMC University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Pham Ngoc Thach Medical University, National University’s Medical Department as well as contributed his hard work at major hospitals such as Cho Ray Hospital, HCMC Orthopedic Hospital, FV Hospital. Furthermore, Dr. Pham Chi Lang has also been abroad for his medical career in Bordeaux, France and San Diego, California, USA.

Academic titles

Doctor of Medicine, Doctor of Philosophy

Key activities

Specializes in the treatment of injuries and diseases of the musculoskeletal system, including:

  • All dislocated fractures in the upper limb, lower limb, pelvis and spine.
  • The inflammatory pathologies of the joints such as gouty arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis.
  • Endoscopic surgery treats injuries caused by sports activities such as torn knee articular cartilage, cross ligament fracture in front of the knee ligament, and rotational injury in the shoulder.
  • Diagnosis and treatment of tumors of the musculoskeletal system
  • Diagnosis and treatment of osteoarthritis in the elderly: spinal degeneration, osteoporosis, knee osteoarthritis.
  • Hip and knee replacement surgery for diseases: hip degeneration, femoral head necrosis, knee osteoarthritis, femoral neck fracture.

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City International Hospital

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