To prove the morbidity and sufferings of the patients who underwent treatment by traditional bone setters.
To enlighten the complications that arise from the treatments by local bone setters and hence the need of Health Education to the Public.
It did not include wide traditional bone setters centers.
The above pilot reports (1-3) indicate that it is possible to educate bone setters
and reduce morbidity.
As long as the menace of quacks is not controlled as long as bone setters
are treating complex fractures with strips of wood and pieces of strings.
This book tells the story of the dynasty of bone setters
and orthopaedic surgeons to come from Anglesey, beginning with the mystery of the young boy who was shipwrecked on Porth Newydd beach sometime between 1735 and 1740.
Upon inquiring the reason for the delay in presentation 4 patients had financial hardships, 8 cases had taken treatment from traditional bone setters and quacks and 6 patients were being treated at home by fomentation and indigenous bandages.
The common reasons of delayed presentation in our setup include faith and belief in traditional bone setters, financial constraints, missing the early undisplaced fractures etc.
From Bone Setters
to Bionic Supermen - charting the impressive history of orthopaedics across Merseyside.