Management of Janusandhigata Vata w.s.r. to Osteoarthritis of knee joint with modified method of Agnikarma by the use of electrocautery- A Case Report
Sandhigata Vata (Osteoarthritis) is the most common condition of articular disorder, especially in the elderly. It is mainly seen in the weight bearing joints i.e., the knee joint. Common clinical features of Janusandhigata Vata (Osteoarthritis of the knee joint) are pain, swelling, stiffness, painful and restricted movements in affected knee joints. It is mainly caused by degenerative changes of the knee joints. In the present case, the study patient had pain and stiffness in the left knee joint as well as difficulty in walking since last one year. Based on clinical examination and X-ray of knee joint, the diagnosis of osteoarthritis of the knee joint was confirmed. Agnikarma is one among the all classical treatment modalities mentioned for Sandhigata Vata, which is widely used to manage the severe painful conditions. In the present case study, Agnikarma was performed in a modified way by the use of electrocautery at the affected knee joint once a week for four weeks. After one month of treatment, the patient got complete relief from pain and stiffness at the affected knee joint. Thus, the modified method of Agnikarma by electrocautery is cost effective, less time consuming and easy to administer at the out-patient department level.
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