A Study on Muzhankaal Vaatham

Arulmmudhan, - (2007) A Study on Muzhankaal Vaatham. Masters thesis, Government Siddha Medical College, Palayamkottai.


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INTRODUCTION: In siddha medical literatures, the classification and description of the disease conditions under the heading VAATHA NOIGAL numbering about 80 (with slight variations in different texts regarding the number 80) is found in the following sources; 1. Yugi Vaithiya Chinthamani-800, 2. Yugimuni Vaithiya Kaaviyam-12,000, Part-1, 3. Thaeraiyar Vaagadam, 4. Agathiyar Ayul Vetham-1200, 5. Agathiyar Mani 4000 Aka Vaithiya Chinthamai Venpa-4000, 6. Sarabenthirar Vaithiya Muraigal-Vatharoga Chikitchai, 7. Para Raasa Sekaram –Vatha Roga Nothana Chikitchai. But it is observed that in 80 types of VATHA NOIGAL, the name shows some differences (in terminology). In some texts, the names are identical and in others, total changes of names are observed. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The pathological evaluation of the disease “MUZHANKAAL VAATHAM” was carried out in out-patient as well as in-patient departments at Government siddha medical college & hospital, Palayamkottai during the year 2006-2007. SELECTION OF CASES: 20 cases with similar symptoms of “MUZHANKAAL VAATHAM” were selected from OP & IP Departments of Government siddha Medical College, Palayamkottai, and followed by the author whose work was under the close supervision of the professor and lecturer of the post –graduate Noi-Naadal Department. EXCLUSION CRIETERIA: In addition to “MUZHANKAAL VAATHAM”, patients whoever having other clinical symptoms like, multi-joints pain other than knee joint, other systemic diseases like Diabetes mellitus, hypertension, respiratory diseases and cardiac diseases were carefully excluded from the study. CONCLUSION: The clinical study of MUZHANKAAL VAATHAM is mainly based on siddha diagnostic methods. At the same time, the author also has conducted modern investigations relevant to MUZHANKAAL VAATHAM. It reveals that, all the MUZHANKAAL VAATHAM patients have findings of Osteoarthritis of knee joint. MUZHANKAAL VAATHAM is a degenerative disease commonly occurs in Pitha and kaba kaalam of one’s life cycle. This is also stressed in modern science. The bio-chemical derangement of muco-polysaccharides of cartilage is the main and foremost pathology in MUZHANKAAL VAATHAM. Cartilage fibrillation, cartilage degeneration, eburnation of bones, osteophyte formation, narrowing of joint space, subchondral sclerosis, bony cysts, loose body formation, these are the basic pathological changes in MUZHANKAAL VAATHAM. Crepitaion, pain & tenderness over medial tibial condyl, swelling, varus deformity are the clinical diagnostics. Clinical diagnosis, Nei-kuri (ring like appearance), X-ray are playing a great role in the diagnostic purpose of MUZHANKAAL VAATHAM.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Muzhankaal Vaatham ; Atricular cartilage ; Osteoarthrosis ; knee joint.
Subjects: AYUSH > Noi-naadal
Depositing User: Subramani R
Date Deposited: 18 Jan 2019 00:44
Last Modified: 19 Jan 2019 06:08
URI: http://repository-tnmgrmu.ac.in/id/eprint/10387

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