Orthopaedics

The following informations are indebted to my teachers, under whom I learned the Orthopedic speciality. Its a common trend in any society to have medical problems related to orthopedics and sports injuries. Even though not life threatening in nature, the injuries induced lead to considerable morbidity and disability to the people affects their morale. Many of them are subjected to office works instead of real active field duties thus causing loss to the functional capabilities of the organisations they serve. Many are left out with residual injuries which severly affect their career and livelihood.

Contributors

I, Dr Sreejith Pillai, am deeply indebted to the below Ayurveda practioners & professionals who spent their valuable time and energy in the preparation of this material.

Dr Sreekandan Nair, MD (Ayu)

Ph: 0471 – 2465644/ 2460557, Former HoD of Shalya Tantra department, Govt. Ayurveda College Hospital, Trivandrum.

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Dr C S Sivakumar MD (Ayu)

Ph: +91 9447389253, Reader, Dept of Shalya Tantra, Govt. Ayurveda College Hospital, Trivandrum.

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Dr Sreejith Pillai

Phone: +91 9447349992, WhatsApp: +91 9495963876, Email: agnivesh.info@gmail.com

Medical Conditions

1. SIMPLE FRACTURES, JOINT INJURIES WITHOUT FRACTURE
70 -90 % of cure is possible

Special bandages soaked in Murivenna for 3 weeks duration is very effective. The average time period for effective cure are mentioned below

Ankle joint ligament injury – 2 weeks

Knee joint medial and lateral collateral ligament -1month

Shoulder joint dislocation and injuries -3 weeks

2. FRACTURES NEEDING OPERATIVE REDUCTIONS WITH NAIL, SCREW OR PLATE
If they can continue in active duty, the injuries would be manageable and Ayurvedic treatment methodologies of taila dhara,maatravasthi, kativasthi etc.

are found to have much remarkable results than mere physiotherapy . Flexibilty is attained and so is the neuro muscular strength.

Duration – one month of therapies with sufficient rest and internal medications

In severe case that would necessitate termination from service, therapies with duration of 1-3 months wil be required.

3. HEAD INJURY RESULTING TO QUADRIPLEGIA, HEMIPLEGIA
Generally 3 months duration is required and is found to have much better results than physiotherapy.

 

4. TENDON AND LIGAMENT INJURIES
Related to – shoulder, elbow ,wrist, knee, ankle

Minimum one month is required .

This is the better option compared to the usage of steroids which do not promote regeneration of the injured tissues.

5. OSTEOARTHROSIS OF SPINE, KNEE, ANKLE SECONDARY TO INJURY OR FRACTURE
Treatments and medications over a span of 3 weeks and medications for another 3-4 months yield about 95 % cure in such patients.

Further degeneration to the joints is surely arrested and enhanced mobility and power to the joints is attained.

 

6. MENISCUS INJURY SECOND DEGREE
Curable

 

7. PATELLAR FRACTURE
One and half months

 

8. JOINT STIFFNESS IN THE JOINTS WITH NAILS IMPLANTED IN OPEN REDUCTION
responds very much better with increased mobility in 2 -3 weeks duration itself.
9. RIBCAGE FRACTURE - IN THE ABSCENCE OF ANY THORACIC CAVITY INJURY ie. FRACTURE WITH HEMATOMA
Ayurveda has a better management , cure in a span of 3- 6 weeks

 

10. FISTULA-IN-ANO
Kshara sootra is the ultimate sure shot treatment modality that has complete cure depending upon the chronicity and extent of the fistula.

15 cms long fistula tract – 3 to 6 months required for total cure.

5 cms long fistula tract – 1month required for total cure.

11. DISLOCATION OF JOINTS
Ayurvedic management aims at analgesics and joint stability bandages for 3 weeks and specialized massage techniques .

It has been found that various modern medicine doctors regularly refer such cases to the Govt. OPD for obvious reasons.

There is greater strength and stability gain in the joints with bandages and application of herbal pastes.

These techniques and medications were and still are used in the martial arts tradition of Kerala.

12. WEDGE COMPRESSION FRACTURE OF THORACIC VERTEBRAE - THAT DOES NOT REQUIRE OPERATIVE REDUCTION
Bandage and rest and medications for 4 -8 weeks ensures greater flexibility.