Integrative approach to fracture healing: A review

Ravi Kant Kaushik 1, Vasundhara Singh 2, Ramteerth Sharma 3, Anuruddh Gupta 4, Ashish Jaiman 5 *
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1 Homeopathy Department, Punjab and Tamil Nadu clinics of Dr Batra’s, Delhi, India
2 Department of Dietetics, All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Ansari Nagar, New Delhi, India
3 HOD Basic Principle and Samhita, Government Dhanvantari Ayurved Medical College and Hospital, Mangalnath Road, Ujjain, India
4 Department of Shalya Tantra, Rama Ayurvedic Medical College and Hospital Kanpur, India
5 Department of Orthopaedics, Central Institute of Orthopaedics, Vardhman Mahavir Medical College and Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi, India
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J CLIN MED KAZ, Volume 19, Issue 3, pp. 16-18. https://doi.org/10.23950/jcmk/12143
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It is said that first sign of civilization in human history was a femur that had been broken and then healed with the care of the loved ones. Such deep is the association of mankind and fractures. Since time immemorial, fracture patients are taking varied therapies to enhance fracture healing. Some are evidence based, some are not. With renewed interest in complementary and alternative medicine; it becomes wise to make primary care physicians aware of the viewpoints of dietician, homeopathy doctor and an ayurveda doctor on the medicines prescribed by them for fracture cases. A physician should be aware of different treatment methodologies to have an intelligent discussion with a curious patient. Dieticians emphasize on a healthy balanced diet. Ayurveda physicians focus on shali rice and clarified butter; while homeopathy physicians vouch on Symphytum.

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Kaushik RK, Singh V, Sharma R, Gupta A, Jaiman A. Integrative approach to fracture healing: A review. J CLIN MED KAZ. 2022;19(3):16-8. https://doi.org/10.23950/jcmk/12143

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