MUSCULOSKELETAL SURGERY

, Volume 96, Issue 3, pp 179–182

The extremes in orthopaedics! Whom to blame?

  • Laxman Rijal
  • Gopal Sagar
  • Tahir Ansari
  • Ramakant Kumar
  • Sukesh Rao
  • Ramprasad Kancherla
Original Article

DOI: 10.1007/s12306-012-0208-1

Cite this article as:
Rijal, L., Sagar, G., Ansari, T. et al. Musculoskelet Surg (2012) 96: 179. doi:10.1007/s12306-012-0208-1

Abstract

Traditional medicines especially the herbal paste is routinely prescribed by the herb sellers. The unsupervised combinations and preparations are easily available in our part of world. The demand and supply of such irrational combination is only based on the principle that anything natural is safe. Drugs and preparations made by the people who lack the scientific knowledge of traditional herbal medicines adversely affect the consumer. We put forward few complications that resulted after herbal paste application in those who already had visited the specialist but opted the easily available unsupervised herbal preparations.

Keywords

Herbal pasteComplicationsTraditional medicines

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© Istituti Ortopedici Rizzoli 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  • Laxman Rijal
    • 1
  • Gopal Sagar
    • 1
  • Tahir Ansari
    • 2
  • Ramakant Kumar
    • 2
  • Sukesh Rao
    • 2
  • Ramprasad Kancherla
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of OrthopaedicsCivil Service HospitalMinbhawan, KathmanduNepal
  2. 2.Department of OrthoapedicsAll India Institute of Medical SciencesNew DelhiIndia