|Etymology/ Definition||व्रणवस्तूनि व्रणाधिष्ठानानि । सु.सू.२२/३|
|Literary Meaning||M / W – the place or seat of a wound, a part liable to ulcerate|
|Implied Meaning||It is a bed or seat where development of various ulcers take place.|
|Elaboration||Surgery deals mainly with ulcers and wounds. Sus`hruta describes eight sites where they can manifest. They are:|
Tvak ( Skin ), Maamsa ( Flesh ), Siraa ( Blood vessels ), Snaayu ( ligaments and tendons ), Asthi ( Bones ), Sandhi ( Joints ), Kosht`ha ( Abdominal viscera ) and Marma ( Vital point ).
The residual scar tissue is termed as Vran`avastu .
Last updated on June 18th, 2021 at 11:33 am