Rehabilitation is the act of restoring function of an affected part to its pre-injured state. Im- proved results of fracture management owe much towards rehabilitation which is one among the three standard principles of fracture treatment. Rehabilitation should begin as soon as the fracture is reduced by definitive treatment. The earliest descriptions of rehabilitative care can be traced from the compendium by legendary surgeon Susruta. The possibilities of panchakarma (purificatory therapies) and allied treatment modalities in post fracture rehabil-itation are well explained and practically explored by ancient physicians. These descriptions aim at the effective rehabilitation and functional restoration of the affected part. The post fracture complications including joint stiffness, muscle wasting, and restricted mobility of the affected part can be successfully managed by a combination of ayurvedic therapies including panchakarma.
Dr. Rabinarayan Tripathy, “Role of Panchakarma in Post Fracture Rehabilitation a Review”, International Journal of Applied Ayurved Research, 2017.