The effect of mummy on the healing of bone fractures

Mortaza Dehghan
2012 African Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology  
Femoral and tibia fractures are considered the most common fractures in long bone fractures. Mummy is traditionally used to treat fractures. This study was performed to evaluate the effect of mummy on tibia and femoral bone healing in patients referred to Kashani Hospital in Shahrekord, Iran. In this noninterventional cohort study, the population consists of patients that were referred to Kashani Hospital in Shahrekord, Iran, and the sample size was 138 patients which were randomly selected
more » ... ndomly selected from the study population. At the start of the study, the patient's history and demographic data were taken, radiography film was prepared and their pain was measured using visual analogue scale (VAS). Patients received appropriate treatment, which was followed by taking of their radiography film on weekly bases (weeks 1, 4, 8 and 12 post treatment) . After data collection, data were detected in two groups: case group (the patients that used mummies) and observed group (the patients that did not use mummies). The collected data were analyzed using statistical software. According to patients' radiographies, improvement rate in the case group was better than that in the observed group (control), and this difference was statistically significant in weeks 8, 12 and 20 of post treatments (P < 0.05). The pain level was less in the case group as compared to the control group in the first week of post treatment (P < 0.05). Mean age for patients in the case and control groups was 58.73 ± 8.50 and 56.07 ± 8.14 (P > 0.05), respectively. Based on the results of this investigation, mummy is a traditional drug used from ancient times to improve fracture healing.
doi:10.5897/ajpp11.353 fatcat:xahgjvx6oraofezepfydw5wrle