A CASE REPORT ON PRESSURE ULCER

  • Vedapriya V Post Graduate Scholar, Department of Shalya Tantra, Govt. Ayurveda Medical College, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India.
  • Fathima S A Professor and HOD, Department of Shalya Tantra, Govt. Ayurveda Medical College, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India.

Abstract

Pressure ulcer in an otherwise sick patient and individuals with traumatic paraplegia is a matter of concern for the care givers as well as the medical personnel. Complication caused by pressure ulcers, especially for debilitated elderly patients will be life threatening one. In this report, we describe the successful use of Mrudupratisaraneeya Apamarga Kshara Karma and Hamsapadi Taila to treat pressure ulcer. A 68-year-old woman visited our hospital who had presented with complex pressure ulcers at the level of L5, S2 and on the sacrococcygeal region with discharge of pus since 4 months. She was Cardiomyopathic. She had suffered from Right hemiparasis and Facial palsy 2yrs back and treated for the same in Narayana Hrudayalaya for 10 days and while discharging she had expressive aphasia and was ambulatory with minimal support. Her medical history confirmed pressure ulcer and we started with Mrudupratisaraneeya Apamarg Akshara Karma followed by Hamsapadi Taila dressing, final closure of wound occurred after 4 months. Mrudupratisaraneeya Kshara Karma with Hamsapadi Taila + Yashada Bhasma is an effective treatment protocol and it can reduce the healing time of the pressure ulcer.

Published
2017-09-10
How to Cite
V, Vedapriya; A, Fathima S. A CASE REPORT ON PRESSURE ULCER. Journal of Ayurveda and Integrated Medical Sciences (ISSN 2456-3110), http://www.jaims.in/index.php/jaims/pages/view/Citation, v. 2, n. 4, p. 346 - 349, sep. 2017. ISSN 2456-3110. Available at: <http://jaims.in/index.php/jaims/article/view/387>. Date accessed: 21 nov. 2017. doi: https://doi.org/10.21760/jaims.v2i4.9382.
Section
Case Study