ISSN Print: 2277-4343
Article: THE EFFECTIVENESS OF PRABHANJANA VIMARDANA TAILA AS PANA AND PICHU IN THE MANAGEMENT OF OSTEOARTHRITIS KNEE (JANU SANDHIGATA VATA): A CASE STUDY
Article Category: Case Reports
Author: Neetha Abraham *, Miharjan. K., Lekshmi R., Arun Pratap
Abstract: Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common form of arthritis. The knee is the most common joint affected in Osteoarthritis. The aim of this is to study the effectiveness of Prabhanjana Vimardana Taila as Pana and Janu Pichu in management of Osteoarthritis knee (Janu Sandhigata Vata). A 60 year old female patient came to our OPD with features of pain and swelling in right knee joint since 6 months with X-ray reports which showed Grade 2 degenerative changes. The patient was advised to take Prabhanjana Vimardana Taila as Pana (15 ml) at bed time with Mudga Yusha as Anupana and as Janu Pichu (1 hour daily) for 30 days. Assessment was done with Kellgren Lawrence scale, Goniometer, Measuring tape and WOMAC Score on the 0th day, 30th and 60th day of the study. The result is Womac Score – Before - 47, after - 15, Follow-up - 10. Goniometer reading (In degrees) Right Knee: flexion- Before - 110, after - 130, Follow up - 130. Left Knee: Flexion-Before After and Follow Up -130 Extension - Right and Left Knee: Before, After and Follow-up = 0. Swelling Right Knee (In cm): Before - 34, after and follow up - 33. Swelling Left Knee (In cm): Before-33, after and Follow up - 32. In Osteoarthritis Knee (Janu sandhigatavata), where vitiated Vata gets localised in Sandhi produces Shotha, Vata Poorna Druti Sparsha and Prasarana Akunchana Vedana. Most of the drugs mentioned in Prabhanjana Vimardana Taila possess qualities such as Vata Kapha Samana, Ushna Veerya and Katu Vipaka which act as Sothahara, Vedana Sthapana, Balya and Rasayana. Remarkable changes were observed in subjective and objective parameters at the end of the treatment. Thus Prabhanjana Vimardana Taila found to be effective in the management of Osteoarthritis knee.
Keyword: Osteoarthritis, Prabhanjana Vimardana Taila, Janu Sandhigata Vata