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Hello. I am of Chinese descent and would like to know if anybody has head about traditional chinese medicine for avascular necrosis. My chinese friends introduced me to which was founded by Dr. Kequin Huang. I am wondering if anyone has heard about this or if anyone has any information that this may not be true. Thank you.

-- Mina de Guzman (, April 25, 2004


My son was diagnose with Legg Calve Perthes desease on October 2003, at this time he is under acupuncture treatment in Bogotá, Colombia South America. At this time he does not have any pain nevertheless the desease did not stop, we can manage pain with this treatment. The name of the doctor is Domingo Vanegas, he studied at the Shanghai University.

-- MARIA VICTORIA ARANGO (, April 26, 2004.

Mina, I went to the web site and found it to be in chinese! Can you recommend another site in English? I was recently diagnosed with AVN of the foot. I went to the doctor thinking I might have a bunyon and Dr. told me I had a broken foot. A MRI detected the AVN and now I have a name to put to my constant foot pain. any information is appreicated. Christine Ali

-- Christine Ali (, May 20, 2004.

Hello Mina, I just came across while researching AVN. I too am looking for more information on Dr.Huang but have found precious little. Have you been able to find anything? Singa

-- Singa Lore (, October 05, 2004.

At this time, there is no proven method for stopping avascular necrosis. The only viable treatment is ensuring that the damage done by the disease is minimized as much as possible. To treat a child with traditional Chinese medicine would be to put at risk the long term outcome of the shaping of head and socket.

I have seen Dr. Huang's website and it seems that all he offers is a diagnostic tool, Chinese herbs and not much else. Until we understand what it is that starts the process in the first place, it will be difficult to develop new treatments that are truly effective.

Barbara Kelly Founder, Legg Perthes Support Group International Assistant Director, National Osteonecrosis Foundation

-- Barbara Kelly (, November 02, 2004.

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