Role of Leeches in Peri-orbital lacerations healed by primary intention

  • Dhyan Surendranath BAMS Currently Pursuing MS Post graduate scholar Sree Dharmasthala college of Ayurveda & Hospital, Hassan Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences
  • Prasanna N Rao BAMS, M.S(Ay)(IMS,BHU).Ph.D Professor and Principal, Sree Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara College of Ayurveda & Hospital, Hassan.
  • Gopikrishna B J BAMS, M.S(Ay) Professor and H.O.D, Department of Shalya Tantra, Sree Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara College of Ayurveda & Hospital, Hassan.
  • Avnish Pathak BAMS, M.S(Ay) Associate Professor, Department of Shalya Tantra, Sree Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara College of Ayurveda & Hospital, Hassan.
Keywords: Leech therapy, Jalouka, Periorbital laceration, Wound healing

Abstract

Leeches have been liberally used throughout the ages and in the field of medicine, holds no exception. Right since the dawn of medicine, leeches have always held a major role in varying strata of treatment. The periorbital region on the face is a delicate area susceptible to oedema, discoloration and pain when subjected to any trauma which requires lengthy duration to retrieve back to normalcy. This period of time could be troublesome for the patient cosmetically, emotionally and socially. Hence in the present study, Leeches were employed in Peri orbital lacerations which were healed by primary intention. It was seen, that cases wherein leeches were used, showed faster resolution in edema, pain, discoloration as compared to not having any leech intervention.

 

Published
2016-04-04
Section
Case Reports