TEAR OF ACL LEFT KNEE
Dr. S. K. MAMGAIN
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The patient is a physical training instructor in a reputed school and has very physic. He
visited me on 30th January 2009. Basically the patient visited me for his skin problem. For about
three weeks he had itching miliary eruption on his left thigh and knee and for a week similar
eruption with itching on the left side of neck has also appeared; when the patient was enquired
for any other complaint. He told that about three years ago when he was playing basket ball his
left leg suddenly got twisted and the knee joint was dislocated and as such the leg became
loose and dangled. The orthopedic surgeon put the limb in plaster cast for twenty-one days,
afterwards he used knee belt for long time. Though the knee joint set in by this treatment, but
since then he used to feel pain in the knee and could not exert such as fast walking, jogging,
running, and playing any game. The MR Imaging was done of the knee on 24th November 2005.
The opinion of the radiologist for the MRI is:
The MR finding are suggestive of type II bony lesion (marrow contusion) in the
lateral condyle of femur, tear of ACL (anterior cruciate ligament), intrameniscal
tear/degeneration of the posterior horn of medial meniscus, lateral meniscus
posterior horn tear and moderate synovial effusion.
The photo copy of the Report of the MRI is produced below:
The itching was started after the application of some ointment around the knee during
the course of Ayurvedic treatment.
Occasionally he used to feel that the knee joint has been dislocated, especially on rising
in the morning. Sometimes there was crackling noise in the left knee joint when moving the
The orthopedic surgeon advised him surgery as the only alternative. The gentleman did
not want to undergo surgery. So, he came to sought homoeopathic help, if it may save the
surgery. The homoeopathic remedies saved him. He started some of the sport activities after
four months, but after eight months he became almost normal again, while for three years he
had to be very careful for walking even.
The remedies used were:
Ruta 10M. only occasional dose at long interval and
Rhus tox. 200.
The remedies were used singly at different times as the symptoms demanded.
Symphytum was the main remedy which took him through.
Since Symphytum is a vulnerary capable of uniting the broken bones, heal bruises,
sprains, sore breasts and blow to eyes; inflammation of bones, diseased spinous processes. It
is also a valuable remedy for painful weakness of joints; neuralgia of the knee after injury as
well as painful weakness of joints; injuries of cartilages, periosteum. Clarke says that, “Next to
bone injuries in importance are injuries to the *ball of the eye, as distinguished from injuries to
the *soft parts around.”
When one tries to apply a remedy singly on some logic and on some analogy, one finds
new doors opened for new symptoms which were not came up in previous proving, get cured.
Experience has proved that symphytum has cured the injured tendons and ligaments too in
addition to its quality of uniting the broken bones.
Similarly Ruta is also a vulnerary and has produced the following symptoms during its
provings: Scrofulous exostosis; bruises and other mechanical injuries of bones and periosteum;
sprains; periostitis; erysipelas; fractures, and especially dislocations (Symp.).
The qualities of the remedies for their healing properties revealed during the proving are
as given hereunder:
Clarke - Symphytum may be considered the orthopaedic specific of herbal medicine.
"The roots of Comfrey stamped, and the juice drunk with wine, helpeth those that spit
blood and healeth all inward wounds and burstings. The same bruised and laid to in manner of
a plaister, doth heal all fresh and green wounds, and are so glutinative, that it will solder and
glue together meat that is chopped in pieces, seething in a pot, and make it in one lump"
Symphytum has not received its names for nothing. Consolida is one of them; and
"Comfrey" is derived from Confirmare. The glutinous juice of the root seems, according to
Gerarde, to have given the key to its action as a vulnerary.
Generalities - Bruises, sprains; sore breasts.
- Inflammation of bones; diseased spinous processes.
Hering - || Man suffering with a spontaneous luxation of thigh since childhood, fell and received
a fracture of affected thigh; after two months fragments were quite movable, and as union was
despaired of, an apparatus was made which allowed him to sit on a chair during day;
Symphytum 4, four globules every six hours, brought about complete union in twenty days.
Radar Keynotes version 4 - Phantom pains (All-c, Hyper).
Extremities - Neuralgia of the knee after injury.
- Painful weakness of joints.
Samuel; Key notes - Injuries of cartilages, periosteum.
Next to bone injuries in importance are injuries to the *ball of the eye, as distinguished from
injuries to the *soft parts around.
Allen – Key notes -
- Bruised lame sensation all over, as after a fall or blow; worse in limbs and joints
Clarke - Ruta is one of the chief remedies for injured bones, and especially bruised bones.
- Pain as if from a fall in periosteum.
- Flexion of knees, esp. when going down stairs.
Cleveland C. L. – Salient Materia Medica anf Therapeutics - Bones, periosteum, cartilages, and
joints, a rheumatic condition (pain as if beaten bruised, or lame as after a strain); eyes,
rheumatic condition (eyes burn, ache, feel strained; sight, blurred from fine sewing, reading, or
any strain of eyes).