FRACTURES IN AYURVEDA
*Dr. Aiyanna P. P. and Dr. Sidayya Aradyamath
When we think of fractures, we think of plaster of Paris casting, strapping, types of fractures like oblique, spiral, simple computed fractures, dislocation,. subluxation, reduction physiotherapy rehabilitation, gleaming antiseptic theatres, analgesics and state of the art of equipments. However, the fact is that these fractures are clearly described and well managed even thousands of years ago. Ayurveda, the world‟s oldest system of medicine is the pioneer in this regard. References like Kusaa Bandhanam, keela bhandana, Unnamana, Avapeedana, Aanchana, Sthapana, vastra pattabandhana, Kapaatasayana, Atiksptha, Choornita and many other things justify the above statement. When we study these in detail we can clearly make out that the current descriptions and procedures are the refined sophisticated version of past. We should be proud that the explanation and treatment principles of Acharya Sushrutha holds good even today which has been described long back, without the help of modern technology. Here an attempt is made to highlight such extraordinary lucid and detailed explanation which are precursors of current techniques.
Keywords: Fracture, bhanda.
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