Abstract
OBSERVATIONAL CASE REPORT: THE TRADITIONAL MANAGEMENT OF SHOULDER JOINT DISLOCATION

*Varuna V.

ABSTRACT

Traditional orthopedic management is an external therapy under the traditional system and practicing by the native traditional bonesetters in Sri Lanka. In Eastern and Northern Province, the traditional orthopedic management called Murivu nerivu (Fracture and dislocation). The traditional bonesetters are practiced their own manipulation and reduction method to heal the Murivu nerivu. This objective of the study was found out the diagnosis, line of management (reduction and manipulation) and treatment plan which are used to cure the nerivu in shoulder joint. The present case study was carried out in the bonesetter’s private clinic in Koddai kallar, Batticaloa district, Sri Lanka. The patient was selected randomly through the history taking and a patient who had acute shoulder joint dislocation. This study over a period of 41 days. Before and after treatment pain and motility assessment were performed. The management plan started with an application of herbal paste and the Pattu (Medicinal paste) and oil. At the end of the treatment, significant reduction of pain and increased elbow motility. The traditional bone setting was an effective treatment for the Murivu nerivu without any deformity.

Keywords: herbal paste, Murivu nerivu, pattu.


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