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Postoperative Rehabilitation of Foot Fracture in Korean Medicine Treatment: Clinical Case Report

  • Journal of Korean Medicine Rehabilitation
  • Abbr : JKMR
  • 2019, 29(3), pp.165-172
  • DOI : 10.18325/jkmr.2019.29.3.165
  • Publisher : The Korean Academy Of Oriental Rehabilitation Medicine
  • Research Area : Medicine and Pharmacy > Korean Medicine
  • Received : June 16, 2019
  • Accepted : July 4, 2019
  • Published : July 31, 2019

Park Na-Ri 1 Lee Yun-Jin 1 Hee Duk An 2 Yang Doo-Hwa 1

1대구한의대학교 부속 대구한방병원 한방재활의학과
2대구한의대학교 부속 대구한방병원 한방재활의학과교실

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ABSTRACT

The objective of this study is to propose postoperative rehabilitation for foot fracture in Korean Medicine and to report its effectiveness. There were three patients who were got foot fracture surgery received korean medicine with acupuncture, herbal medicine, cupping and exercise treatment. Patients were evaluated numeric rating scale (NRS), range of motion (ROM), American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society (AOFAS) ankle hindfoot score, foot function index (FFI) and EuroQol-5 dimension (EQ-5D) index. Case 1 and 2 were improved NRS from 6 to 3. Case 3 was improved NRS from 5 to 2. These cases were improved ROM in all directions, AOFAS score, FFI, EQ-5D and walking status. This study suggest that Korean medicine rehabilitation could be effective for patients who have received foot fracture operation. (J Korean Med Rehabil 2019;29(3):165-172)

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