Ayurveda management of chronic(Abstract)

Ayurveda management of chronic non healing pressure ulcer at foot, secondary to tethered cord syndrome – A case report

 Ramesh Killedar1, Rajashekhar Sanapeti2, Pradeep Shindhe1

  1. Department of Shalya Tantra, KAHER’s Shri B M Kankanwadi Ayurved Mahavidyalaya, Belgavi, Karnataka, India, Pin – 590003.
  2. Department of Panchakarma, KAHER’s Shri B M Kankanwadi Ayurved Mahavidyalaya, Belgavi, Karnataka, India, Pin – 590003

ADDRESS FOR CORRESPONDENCE:

Dr Ramesh Killedar, Department of Shalya Tantra, KAHER’s Shri B M Kankanwadi Ayurved Mahavidyalaya, Post-Graduate Studies And Research Centre, Belgavi-03, Karnataka, India.

Email-id : drramesh39@gmail.com

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Conflicts of interest – none 

ABSTRACT

Pressure ulcers are classic chronic ulcers that appear over the areas of pressure and trauma in the skin that has lost sensation. Tethered cord syndrome is a rare etiology of chronic pressure ulcer originating from the central nervous system. Surgical treatment adopted is release of the tethered cord which promotes healing of the foot ulcers.We report a case of chronic pressure ulcer at foot since 8 years which was secondary to tethered cord syndrome. The case was diagnosed as dustavrana (non healing ulcer) as per classics and treatment was planned with Ksharakarma, Vimlapana and Basti. Local and Systemic treatment of pressure ulcer took 3 months for complete healing but there were no significant changes in reduced sensation of foot and thigh.The ulcer was successfully managed with Ayurveda treatment.

Key words – Pressure ulcer, Adult tethered cord syndrome (TCS), Dustavrana, Basti, Ksharakarma, Vimlapana

HOW TO SITE THIS ARTICLE :

Killedar R, Sanapeti R, Shindhe P, Ayurveda management of chronic non healing pressure ulcer at foot secondary to tethered cord syndrome – A case report. Indian J Ayurveda Res2018;1:62-66.