The Effect of Intra-articular Bee Venom Injection on Meniscal Injury : Four Cases Report

반월상 연골 손상에 대한 관절강내 봉약침 치료 증례보고 4례

  • Kim, Dong-Eun (Dept. of Oriental Rehabilitation Medicine, College of Oriental Medicine, Won-Kwang University) ;
  • Yu, Deok-Seon (Dept. of Oriental Rehabilitation Medicine, College of Oriental Medicine, Won-Kwang University) ;
  • Yeom, Seung-Ryong (Dept. of Oriental Rehabilitation Medicine, College of Oriental Medicine, Won-Kwang University) ;
  • Kwon, Young-Dal (Dept. of Oriental Rehabilitation Medicine, College of Oriental Medicine, Won-Kwang University) ;
  • Song, Yung-Sun (Dept. of Oriental Rehabilitation Medicine, College of Oriental Medicine, Won-Kwang University)
  • 김동은 (원광대학교 한의과대학 한방재활의학과교실) ;
  • 유덕선 (원광대학교 한의과대학 한방재활의학과교실) ;
  • 염승룡 (원광대학교 한의과대학 한방재활의학과교실) ;
  • 권영달 (원광대학교 한의과대학 한방재활의학과교실) ;
  • 송용선 (원광대학교 한의과대학 한방재활의학과교실)
  • Received : 2009.12.08
  • Accepted : 2010.01.05
  • Published : 2010.01.31


According to previous reports, intra-articular bee venom injection is very effective for synovitis, intra-articular lesions. In this article, we report 4 cases of well-treated meniscal tear with intra-articular bee venom injection. We used intra-articular bee venom injection on meniscal tear diagnosed by MR imaging and prescribed herbal medication, physiotherapy if necessary. Outcomes were measured by Visual Analogue Scale(VAS) and Lysholm Knee Scoring Scale. Patients who are treated by intra-articular bee venom injection had a significant effect on the pain reduction, improved range of motion and knee function. Further well-designed, controlled studies and more cases are needed to define the effect of intra-articular bee venom injection on knee.


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