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Year : 2007  |  Volume : 26  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 23-29

An indigenous approach to manage the osteoarthritis of knee joint with Lakshadi Guggulu, Kalka-patra bandhan and Knee traction


National Institute of Ayurveda, Jaipur, India

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Vishnu Dutt Sharma
National Institute of Ayurveda, Jaipur
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The clinical study was attempted to develop a holistic treatment module for the patients of osteoarthritis of the knee. The study was done in 10 patients of Osteoarthritis of knee. The patients were given Lakshadi Guggulu Tablet, Kalka patra -bandhan ( Bandage of medicinal paste) and Knee joint traction. The duration of treatment was 1 month with follow every week. At the end of 4 weeks, statistically significant results were found in the criteria of assessment specifically in severity of pain, deep grading of tenderness, walking distance and movement of knee joint(degree of flexion). Maximum response was observed in the deep grading of tenderness (76%). The combined therapy with Lakshadi .Guggulu, Kalka bandhan and traction therapy in the management of OA of the knee joint was very effective. It is essential to evaluate the clinical efficacy of this combination in a large population.


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