EFFECTIVE AYURVEDIC MANAGEMENT OF NON HEALING POST OPERATIVE ABDOMINAL SURGICAL WOUND- A CASE STUDY
*Dr. Sarita Pradip Gaikwad, M.D., Ph.D. (Kayachikitsa)
Introduction: Non-healing of post operative surgical wound is commonly encountered problem in surgical practice. Super added Nosocomial infection complicates the healing process in hospital setting. Increasing resistance to higher antibiotics by the microbes is a major challenge in healing of post operative wounds. However Ayurved has definite answers to this alarming issue. Ayurved has strong wound healing herbal agents which can replace modern antibiotics. Ayurvedic Shashtic (60) procedures can heal any infected wound of any magnitude. Case study: One 62 year old diabetic female patient was operated in a tertiary health care facility for removing Hydatid cyst in liver. The wound failed to heal despite all the modern line of management for nearly one month. The case was complicated by liver abscess. There was possibility of case landing in to Septicaemia. To save her life, the case was finally urgently transferred to Ayurved Research Department, Sassoon General Hospital, Pune. Active Ayurvedic management following Shashtic upakram as mentioned by Sushrutacharya, effectively completely healed the complicated wound and saved her life. Conclusion: This case study highlighted the strength of Ayurved in treating such hopeless surgical wounds where Modern science has limitations.
Keywords: Non healing surgical wound, Abdominal surgical wound, Dustavran, Ayurvedic management, Shashtic upakram.
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