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Effect of Miniscalpel-Acupuncture for Hand Osteoarthritis: Case Report

  • Journal of Korean Medicine Rehabilitation
  • Abbr : JKMR
  • 2018, 28(4), pp.125-130
  • DOI : 10.18325/jkmr.2018.28.4.125
  • Publisher : The Korean Academy Of Oriental Rehabilitation Medicine
  • Research Area : Medicine and Pharmacy > Korean Medicine
  • Received : September 13, 2018
  • Accepted : October 1, 2018
  • Published : October 31, 2018

Ji-Cheol Jeong 1 Sang-Hoon Yoon 2 Shin-Ae Kim 3

1임실군보건의료원 한의과
2청연의학연구소 연구개발부
3청연한방병원 침구과

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ABSTRACT

This case report was conducted to introduce the use of miniscalpel-acupuncture for the treatment of hand osteoarthritis. A-76-year old female patient who had pain on both hands due to osteoarthritis was treated with miniscalpel-acupuncture for 7 weeks. The main outcome were the Numeral Rating Scale (NRS) and the grip strength by dynamometer. After miniscalpel-acupuncture treatment, NRS was decreased and the strength of grasp was increased. The result of this study suggests that the treatment of miniscalpel-acupuncture may be effectively used to decrease pain and increase grip strength of patients who suffer from hand osteoarthritis. Further research is necessary by the reason of the limited sample size of this study. (J Korean Med Rehabil 2018;28(4):125-130)

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