Consultation of traditional bone setters instead of doctors: Is it a sociocultural and educational or social insurance problem?

Golge U. H., KAYMAZ B., Komurcu E., Eroglu M., Goksel F., NUSRAN G.

TROPICAL DOCTOR, vol.45, no.2, pp.91-95, 2015 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 45 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.1177/0049475514566531
  • Journal Name: TROPICAL DOCTOR
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.91-95
  • Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University Affiliated: Yes


Background Patients consulting bone setters is common in the eastern and south-eastern regions of Turkey. The reasons for consulting bone setters instead of qualified doctors remains unclear. We investigated the characteristics of such patients who consult traditional bone setters after trauma prior to admission to hospital.