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Forty-one Cases of Rotator Cuff Injuries Treated by Complex Korean Medicine Treatment: A Retrospective Review

  • Journal of Korean Medicine Rehabilitation
  • Abbr : JKMR
  • 2018, 28(4), pp.81-87
  • DOI : 10.18325/jkmr.2018.28.4.81
  • Publisher : The Korean Academy Of Oriental Rehabilitation Medicine
  • Research Area : Medicine and Pharmacy > Korean Medicine
  • Received : September 15, 2018
  • Accepted : October 15, 2018
  • Published : October 31, 2018

Gi-Eon Lee 1 Young-Ik Kim 2 Kyeong-Sang Jo 3 Si-Hoon Han 3 Min-Kyun Kim 3 Boo-Ki Min 3 Suk-Won Huh 3 Han-Bit Lim 3 Yun-Jae Jeong 3

1경희대학교 대학원 임상한의학교실
2대전자생한방병원
3대전자생한방병원 한방재활의학과

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Objectives The purpose of this study is to report the improvement of complex Korean Medicine treatment for patients with rotator cuff injuries and determine the clinical improvement by number of damaged lesion. Methods Forty-one patients who diagnosed with rotator cuff injury were included in the retrospective study. Patients were treated with acupuncture, electroacupuncture and pharmacopuncture. Clinical outcomes were assessed using Numeric Rating Scale (NRS), Shoulder Pain and Disablity Index (SPADI) and EuroQol-5 Dimension Index (EQ-5D Index). Results Both NRS and SPADI scores were significantly reduced after treatment (p<0.01), but EQ-5D for assessing quality of life and clinical improvement by number of damaged lesion were no significant improvement (p>0.05). Conclusions These results show that patients with rotator cuff injuries could gain improvement from complex Korean Medicine. Further research is required to confirm the effectiveness of Korean Medicine treatment. (J Korean Med Rehabil 2018;28(4):81-87)

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