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No more surgery to cure fractures!

May 06, 2005

Met with a painful fracture? Here's some good news for you: you need not go through painful surgery anymore.

Ayurveda seems to be the new answer.

Orthopaedic patients at Puttur Bone Centre, a bone healing centre, are now vouching for the power of traditional therapy.

Hameed, a patient, is very satisfied with the therapy: "I met with an accident two years ago and fractured my
thigh. I was treated here for six weeks. Now, I am cured and alright."

At 100 kilometres off Chennai, Puttur Bone Centre is a family-run clinic for over 125 years.

Gopala Raju, who discovered a medicinal plant by chance, set up the clinic in 1881. He first tried the medicine on a rabbit that had broken its back. He then started treating patients from nearby villages, which include mostly labourers from construction sites and poor children.

This treatment has made the family a household name in Tamil Nadu. It attracts patients from Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Kerala regularly.

Subramaniyaraj, a doctor at the clinic, said, "We have been running the clinic for 125 years. I belong to the fifth  generation. Our treatment lasts for 45 days and we apply herbs and eggs as medicines. After three bandages, the patient is cured."

Information you could use:

Puttur Bone Centre
District Chittoor
Andra Pradesh -- 517 583

Phones: (08577) 223225; 250056; (0) 93937 12435



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Number of User Comments: 8

Sub: Puttur clinic is god's gift

YAA!! By using this treatment it is very easy to heal our bone fractures with out any operations.

Posted by Thyagaraju

Sub: No more surgery for fractues

Puttur being in Andhra Pradesh attracts people from the remaining three southern states, Tamilnadu, Karnataka and Kerala. It is in correct to say it attracts ...

Posted by Vishnu

Sub: eMail it!

You have omitted very important information in your report. One doesn't even have to go to Puttur to get one's fracture treated! Just send an ...

Posted by Dr T S Raman

Sub: 45 days : Who has got them?

It is relevant to note that most fractures even in routine medical practise do not require surgery. In fact earlier (probably) 15 years ago many ...

Posted by somashekhar

Sub: dont promote such quacks.

rediff, being a responsible website, should stop promoting such quacks. The patients who have ended up with permanant deformities following treatments from such Puttur clinics ...

Posted by Vasant shenoy


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