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bonesetters, during the Renaissance and Middle Ages, professionals who manipulated the joints or spine to relieve pain or restore range of movement.
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Although traditional bonesetters can usually diagnose using experience and touch alone, an exception is sometimes made for x-ray machines.
Known as a "mujaber" or bonesetter, Sulaiman is one of many traditional doctors in Yemen offering alternative, and cheaper, orthopedic treatment.
Pukhla, they started a campaign four months ago to round up the bonesetters with the help of security organization.
Many people choose to go to bonesetters rather than doctors either because they are cheaper or more accessible.
14) Open fractures should be treated by orthopaedic surgeons; treatment by traditional bonesetters should be discouraged.
Because of widespread prevalence of bonesetters in developing countries (in India it is estimated that there are 70 000 traditional healers and bonesetters who treat 60% of all trauma patients), a national initiative is required to include them in the mainstream health care systems of developing countries.
Onuminya JE, Performance of a trained traditional bonesetter in primary fracture care.
The second most common reason for late presentation of the fracture supracondylar humerus (In 3 cases) was that patients first consulted bonesetters who used massage, forcible manipulations and immobilisation in extension.
All patients had taken initial treatment either in the form of manipulation by any bonesetter or a trial of reduction and above elbow slab application in some private clinic and presented to us late.
Complications of fracture treatment by Traditional Bonesetters at Hyderabad, The Journal of Pakistan Orthopaedic Association, August 2009, vol.
I learned a lot of new things about the Aztecs and Mayans while reading Ballplayers and Bonesetters, the latest in Annick's series that looks at the life and culture of past times through people's jobs (Archers and Alchemists for the middle ages, and Cowboys and Coffin Makers for the nineteenth century).