• Users Online: 238
  • Print this page
  • Email this page
REVIEW ARTICLE
Year : 2021  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 9-12

Perennial relevance of anonymous surgical position portrayed in Susruta in concurrence to contemporary lithotomy position


Department of Rachana Sharir, North Eastern Institute of Ayurveda and Homoeopathy, Shillong, Meghalaya, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Gaurav Soni
Department of Rachana Sharir, North Eastern Institute of Ayurveda and Homoeopathy, Shillong - 793 018, Meghalaya
India
Login to access the Email id

Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/AYUHOM.AYUHOM_43_21

Rights and Permissions

Compendium of Susruta is the real treasure of clinical/surgical/para-surgical information, the more you explore it the more you are going to get. Similarly, a vivid portrayal of surgical positions, which is one of the prerequisites of the operative process, gives an insight into the anatomical and surgical understanding of Susruta. Anonymous positions portrayed during the surgery of hemorrhoids, fistula-in-ano, urology, etc., have remarkable similarities with the modern-day lithotomy position. Positions though described are basic, still cannot be disregarded as they are still commendable in the current era with some modifications. The lithotomy position described by him is still very much in practice, especially for gynecological and anorectal procedures. Hereby, an effort is done to evaluate and appreciate the historical and perennial relevance of the surgical positions described in the compendium of Susruta in current surgical methodology to assess their efficacy under conventional as well as contemporary provisions.


[FULL TEXT] [PDF]*
Print this article     Email this article
 Next article
 Previous article
 Table of Contents

 Similar in PUBMED
   Search Pubmed for
   Search in Google Scholar for
 Related articles
 Citation Manager
 Access Statistics
 Reader Comments
 Email Alert *
 Add to My List *
 * Requires registration (Free)
 

 Article Access Statistics
    Viewed582    
    Printed8    
    Emailed0    
    PDF Downloaded77    
    Comments [Add]    

Recommend this journal