All you need to know about osteoporosis

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Some people suffer from erosion of the femur, as a result of multiple and different reasons, and it is a condition that causes many disturbing symptoms.

In the following lines, “The Consulto” reviews the most prominent causes, symptoms, and treatment methods for femur erosion.

Causes of femur erosion

Dr. Shihab El-Din Gharib, a specialist in orthopedics and surgery, said that the causes of erosion of the femur have many causes, represented in the following:

– As a result of injury while practicing various sports without doing the required stretches to maintain the integrity of the femur.

– Weight gain for children, especially adults from 10 to 14 years old, due to their weak muscles, and the femur’s inability to bear the extra weight.

– A deficiency in thyroid hormones.

Tumors, benign or malignant.

– Infection with immune diseases such as vertebral sclerosis, or rheumatoid.

Smoking, because it causes a deficiency in the blood circulation that helps nourish the head of the femur.

Take birth control pills.

Take medications containing cortisone.

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Introduce femur erosion

Gharib confirmed that the femur is one of the strongest bones in the human body, but the symptoms are as follows:

Walking unsteadily.

Feeling pain in the lower back muscles.

– The feeling that there is a leg shorter than the leg, and this is a result of the erosion of the femur.

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Treatment of erosion of the femur

Gharib explained that the treatment of femur erosion depends on the problem, explaining that for each cause there is a special treatment and certain exercises that must be practiced during the treatment journey, adding that resorting to surgical intervention depends on the cause as well.

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