All About Colles Fracture and Effective Ayurvedic Formulations for All Kinds of Fractures
Colles fracture is named after Abraham Colles who described fracture of distal radius for the first time in Dublin at Royal College of Surgeons. It is one of the most common fractures that are presented in the orthopaedics department. This is a fracture at the distal end of the radius at the cortico-cancellous junction (about 2cm from the distal articular surface), in adults, with typical dorsal replacement. It usually results from a fall on an out-stretched hand. In the following text we shall look in some detail about colles fracture and its ayurvedic management. Let’s begin !!
Colles fracture is defined as a distal radius fracture, with dorsal angulation, dorsal comminution, dorsal displacement, radial shortening and associated fracture of ulnar styloid.’Colles fracture’ is the term used for distal fractures with dorsal angulation. These distal radius fractures are usually caused by falling on an outstretched hand with the wrist placed in dorsiflexion, causing strain on the volar aspect of the wrist, which results in the fracture to stretch posteriorly. The fracture line runs transversely at the corticocancellous junction. In majority of the cases, dorsal displacements occur; although in a few cases it may be crack fracture without displacement.
It is the commonest fracture in people above forty years of age and is particularly in women because of postmenopaisal osteoporosis. It can usually happen during contact sports in athletes , skiing, horse riding, motorcycle accidents, falls from a height. With increasing knowledge/awareness about osteoporosis has led to these injuries being known as fragility fractures and therefore managing osteoporosis with treating the fracture has become a standard part.
- Dinner fork deformity
- Dorsal wrist pain
- Increased angulation of the distal radius
- Inability to grasp an object
- Swelling of the wrist
- History of trauma or fall
- A normal or plain X ray usually represents the fracture.
- A CT scan can be used to detect occult fracture.
- An MRI can assess ligamentous and soft tissue extent of the injury.
- For non-displaced fracture closed reduction under general anaesthesia is done and immobilisation by below elbow cast for at least six weeks is sufficient.
- For displaced fracture ‘Open reduction and Internal Fixation.’
- Analgesics are given to alleviate pain.
- Calcium supplements are also used.
There are so many excellent herbs. That helps a lot in fractures by relieving pain and promoting wellness of the bone. Herbs also promote bone healing that are injured due to trauma.
HERBAL REMEDIES FOR COLLES FRACTURE BY PLANET AYURVEDA
Planet Ayurveda is a renowned GMP certified, US-FDA registered and ISO 9001:2015 certified Ayurvedic Company, which adhered to the objective of manufacturing standard Ayurvedic medicines as described in the various ancient texts of Ayurveda. Medicines are prepared without preservatives and additives and other kinds of chemicals which cause many ill effects on the human body. Products manufactured at Planet Ayurveda are pure and devoid of any adulteration. Planet Ayurveda presents Fracture healing pack. Following are the formulation which are included in the Fracture Healing Pack :
- Lakshadi guggul
- Cissus power
- Ashwagandhadi ghrit
- Bone support
- Dashamoola capsules
1. Lakshadi Guggul
It is the formulation which is made up of Laksha which is the resin from female insect lac. It is a formulation made with the goodness of Asthishrinkhala (Cissus quadrangularis), Laksha (Laccifer lacca), Arjuna (Terminalia arjuna), Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera), Nagbala (Grewia populifolia), Shuddha guggulu (purified Commiphora mukul). Its ingredients help in fractured bones. Moreover they are beneficial in all types of bone disorders, joint problems and muscular issues. It has components like Asthishrinkhala which beautifully helps in bone formation when fractured.
Dosage : 2 tablets twice or thrice daily with lukewarm water.
2. Ashwagandhadi ghrita
Ashwagandhadi ghrit is a beneficial formulation that is charged with many health benefits which enhances the overall well being. It has effective herbs that make it an impeccable medicine for various diseases. The ingredients include Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera), Bibhitaki (Terminalia bellirica), cow milk and cow ghee. The ingredients have many advantages. Furthermore, the blended herbs with mesmerising properties of milk and ghrita do a perfect job
Moreover, there are some unified benefits of the components which enhance the overall success of the formulation. Ashwgandha calms the nerves that get irritated by the fracture. Ashwagandha and Bhibhitaki have anti-inflammatory and analgesic effects. Cow milk and cow ghee are helpful in strengthening the bone. Thus overall this Ashwagandhadi ghrita is beneficial in colles fracture and other fracture and other bone related disorders.
Dosage : 1 tsp twice daily after meals with warm milk.
3. Bone Support
As the name of the formulation suggests it supports the bone by providing all the beneficial substances to the bone. Its ingredients include Shobhanjan beej (Moringa oleifera), laksha (Laccifer lacca), Asthi Shrinkhala (Cissus quadrangularis), Arjuna (Terminalia arjuna), praval pishti (Corallium rubrum) and Mukta (pearl calcium). Moringa oleifera has anti-inflammatory, analgesic and vidhradhi pachan (healing of abscess).
Laksha is helpful in bone disorders. Cissus quadrangularis is known as asthirhrikhala thus is helpful in bone health. It is a beautiful herb for aiding fractures. It has sandhaniya property which means adhesive or adhesion of fractured bones. It further relieves fracture pain and heals swelling due to fracture. Thus it is a beneficial herb in the fractures. Arjuna has vranropan property which means wound healer. It too helps in adhesion of fracture bones. It also clots the bleeding from the wound. Praval pishti and mukta are natural supplements of calcium which are derived from the pearls, corals etc. thus are beneficial in early healing or adhesion of the fractured bone. As calcium is the basis of a bone. Thus Bone Support has a significant effect and early healing of a fractured bone.
Dosage : 1 capsule twice daily after meals.
4. Dashmoola Capsules
It contains Bilva (Aegle marmelos), shyonak (Oroxylum indicum), patla (Stereospermum suaveolens), gambhari (Gmelina arborea), agnimantha (Clerodendrum phlomidis), gokshur (Tribulus terrestris), brihati (Solanum indicum), kantkari (Solanum surattense), prishniparni (Uraria picta) , shalparni (Desmodium gangeticum). Dashmoola is basically indicated in arthritis and antiinflammatory conditions. And it is used as an analgesic. So it becomes important in the case of fracture. As it relieves pain, works against the inflammations. Moreover as arthritis is a bone related disorder thus Dashmool is an impeccable medicine in the treatment of the same. For its very own properties it is useful in fracture thus is beneficial in Colles fracture.
5. Cissus Power
Cissus power capsules are filled with the herb named Asthishinkhla/Hadjod (Cissus quadrangularis). As the name of the herb indicates it joins/adheres the fractured bones. It is a beautiful herbal formulation which is beneficial in overall bone health. Therefore it is used in Colles fracture for it sbone binding property.
Dosage:1-2 Capsules twice daily with plain water after meals.
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As we have seen the Colles fracture in some detail as well as the management in ayurvedic and the contemporary medicine system. We have seen the beneficial herbs that are described by our Acharyas/Masters in their respective texts which nourishes the bone and help when trauma has occurred. Thus, Planet Ayurveda has manufactured the ‘Fracture Healing Pack’ by considering the herbs mentioned in the ancient texts, which are providing relief to many patients with orthopaedic problems. Hence Ayurveda has much to offer in bone related disorders and injuries. And Planet Ayurveda is realising the dream of healing with Ayurveda. A lot of patients are getting relief. Future is Ayurveda. Let’s be a part of it and benefit from Ayurveda.
Dr. Vikram Chauhan
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