Original Article

MUSCULOSKELETAL SURGERY

, Volume 96, Issue 3, pp 179-182

The extremes in orthopaedics! Whom to blame?

  • Laxman RijalAffiliated withDepartment of Orthopaedics, Civil Service Hospital Email author 
  • , Gopal SagarAffiliated withDepartment of Orthopaedics, Civil Service Hospital
  • , Tahir AnsariAffiliated withDepartment of Orthoapedics, All India Institute of Medical Sciences
  • , Ramakant KumarAffiliated withDepartment of Orthoapedics, All India Institute of Medical Sciences
  • , Sukesh RaoAffiliated withDepartment of Orthoapedics, All India Institute of Medical Sciences
  • , Ramprasad KancherlaAffiliated withDepartment of Orthoapedics, All India Institute of Medical Sciences

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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 paste Complications Traditional medicines