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Two Clinical Cases of Heating-conduction Acupuncture Therapy and Needle-embedding Therapy Combined with Oriental Medical Treatments for Ankle Ligament Injury

  • Journal of Korean Medicine Rehabilitation
  • Abbr : JKMR
  • 2012, 22(4), pp.185-198
  • Publisher : The Korean Academy Of Oriental Rehabilitation Medicine
  • Research Area : Medicine and Pharmacy > Korean Medicine

이현재 1 국길호 2 LEE EUN JUNG 3 안순선 2 Dongseok Heo 3

1대전대학교 부속 대전한방병원 한방재활의학과
2대전대학교 부속 둔산한방병원 한방재활의학과
3대전대학교

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Objectives :This study is to evaluate the effect of heating-conduction acupuncture therapy and needle-embedding therapy on acute and chronic ankle ligament injury. Methods :The patients diagnosed with acute anterior talofibular ligament injury grade Ⅲ(case 1) and chronic medial deltoid ligament with acute anterior talofibular ligament injury grade Ⅱ(case 2) were treated by heating-conduction acupuncture therapy combined with needle-embedding therapy. Painthreshold, VAS(visual analogue scale), and ROM(range of motion) were checked on a daily basis while AHS(Ankle hindfoot scale) were examined for at least every 3 days interval. Results :After treatment, the combined therapy of heating-conduction acupuncture and needle-embedding led to more significant improvement than oriental medicine treatment solely used in 7 days from admission day. In case 1, acute ankle pain was reduced from VAS 9 to VAS 1 and inversion ROM increased to the full range with better gait without cane. AHS also increased from 47 to 82. In case 2, chronic ankle pain decreased from VAS 8 to VAS 1 and ankle dysesthesia was improved. The patient showed full ROM of ankle. AHS increased from 52 to 90. Conclusions :Heating-conduction acupuncture therapy combined with needle-embedding therapy is proved to be helpful to improve the unstability and reduce the pain of ligament sprain with over grade Ⅱ.

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