Orthopedic History in Iran: Ancient, Contemporary and Modern Times

Alami-Harandi, Bahador and Nabian, Mohammad Hossein (2017) Orthopedic History in Iran: Ancient, Contemporary and Modern Times. The Archives of Bone and Joint Surgery, 5 (5). pp. 269-271.

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Ancient Iran Signs of pierced skulls and healed broken bones have been found in the archaeological site of �Shahr-e Sūkhté� (the Burnt City), a large Bronze Age urban habitation located in Sistan and Baluchistan Province at the southeastern part of Iran, going back to over 4000 years ago. The treatment of patients in ancient Iran was mostly carried out by the spiritualist clergymen1. Abu Bakr Mohammad Zakaria Razi, Razes, (854� 925) has described joint sprains, fractures, and bone anomalies in his �The Kitab al-Hawi Fi Tebb�. He was the first to use plaster casts for fracture immobilization. Later, Avicenna (980-1037) used tractions and splints for fracture management. He also used plaster casts, mummies and bitumen to support and protect fractures1. Rashid al-Din Fazlullah Hamedani (1247�1318), the powerful vizier of Ghazan, established and endowed

Item Type: Article
Subjects: WE Musculoskeletal system
WO Surgery
Divisions: Journals > Archives of Bone & Joint Surgery
Depositing User: abjs abjs
Date Deposited: 20 Sep 2017 14:00
Last Modified: 20 Sep 2017 14:00
URI: http://eprints.mums.ac.ir/id/eprint/1633

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