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Proposal of East-west Integrative Medicine Manual for Rehabilitation after Lumbar Spine Surgery

  • Journal of Korean Medicine Rehabilitation
  • Abbr : JKMR
  • 2018, 28(4), pp.59-69
  • DOI : 10.18325/jkmr.2018.28.4.59
  • Publisher : The Korean Academy Of Oriental Rehabilitation Medicine
  • Research Area : Medicine and Pharmacy > Korean Medicine
  • Received : September 15, 2018
  • Accepted : October 17, 2018
  • Published : October 31, 2018

Min-Yeong Song 1 Jo Hee Geun 2 SUL JAE UK 2 Jungtae Leem 2

1장수군보건의료원 한의과
2청연의학연구소

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ABSTRACT

Objectives This is one of the manuals of East-west integrative medicine which was created by the Committee on integrative medicine of Chung-Yeon Korean Medicine Hospital. The purpose of this manual is to support clinical decision making and communication during the rehabilitation of patients after lumbar spine surgery. Methods The drafting was done by two rehabilitation specialists in Korean Medicine. After a rehabilitation specialist in western medicine reviewed the draft and exchanged their ideas, a revised version that reflects the goal of consultation was made. Then the Committee agreed to adopt the manuals through the process of review and feedback in addition to face-to-face discussions. Results This manual describes clinical decision making for rehabilitation after lumbar microdiskectomy, interbody fusion, and kyphoplasty. Therefore it contains the schedule of rehabilitation treatment through the surgical technique, general goal of the rehabilitation by phase, scales for outcome measure and postoperative infection management. Conclusions The proposal of this manual has a significance for it provides information about decision making process and contents of treatment in one medical institution for East-west integrative rehabilitation treatment after lumbar spine surgery. (J Korean Med Rehabil 2018;28(4):59-69)

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