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A Clinical Case of the Oriental Medical Treatment for the Patient with Partial Tear of Rotator Cuff.

  • Journal of Korean Medicine Rehabilitation
  • Abbr : JKMR
  • 2012, 22(2), pp.247-254
  • Publisher : The Korean Academy Of Oriental Rehabilitation Medicine
  • Research Area : Medicine and Pharmacy > Korean Medicine

박민정 1 민선정 1 유경곤 2 Seung-ryong Yeom 3 Young Dal Kwon 3 김성하 4

1원광대학교 한의과대학 한방재활의학과 교실
2원광대학교 한의과대학 한방재활의학과교실
3원광대학교
4원광대학교 한의과대학 침구학교실

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Objectives :This study was performed to report the effect of the conservative oriental medical treatment in the patient with rotator cuff partial tear. Methods :37 year old man lifting heavy package repeatedly was diagnosed with supraspinatus and subscapularis tendon partial tear on left shoulder magnetic resonance imaging(MRI). This patient underwent severe left shoulder pain and range of motion(ROM) limitation. We treated him by acupuncture, a bee venom injection, a herbal medicine, cupping and moxa treatment, physical therapy from January 28th 2011 to April 2nd 2011. Within this treatment period of time, we measured visual analogue scale(VAS), ROM and physical examination changes. Results :After these treatments, shoulder ROM and physical examination recovered signifcantly and static VAS score changed 9 to 0, kinetic VAS score changed 10 to 0.5. Conclusions :In this study, oriental medical treatment was effective in the patient with partial tear of rotator cuff. But this treatment tends to take a long time, so patients with severe pain may give up conservative treatment and choose an operation in a short period of time. Thus, if the more various case studies are reported, patients will follow conservative oriental treatment with confidence.

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