ISSN Print: 2277-4343
Article: A REVIEW ON FRACTURES: AYURVEDIC CLASSIFICATION IN MODERN PERSPECTIVE
Article Category: Review articles
DOI: DOI: 10.7897/2277-4343.10014
Author: Manorma Singh *, Sanjeev Sharma, Rahul Sharma
Abstract: In the modern times musculo-skeletal injuries have attained an international epidemic status. Classification of fractures is an integral part of general principles of fracture management. Analysis of fracture type is vital to decide the best treatment protocol, to predict outcomes and for surgical audit as well. Today numerous classification systems available are based on diverse parameters of assessment with their distinct merits and demerits. The most primitive classification systems have been mentioned in the treatises of Ayurveda like Sushruta Samhita, Astang Samgraha, Madhav Nidana, Bhavaprakasha, Shadangdhara Samhita, Harita Samhita and Yogaratnakara under the reference of Bhagna. Modern orthopedics has various advanced classification systems owing to the availability of refined diagnostic sophistication. In this article an effort has been made to interpret Ayurvedic classification of fractures in modern perspectives.
Keyword: Bhagna, Fracture, Classification, Injuries, Open Fractures.