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A Case Report of Upper Extremities Rehablitation of 2 Cervical Spinal Cord Injured Patients by Functional Electrical Stimulation with Korean Medical Interventions

경추부 척수손상 사지마비 환자의 한방치료와 기능적 전기 자극요법을 통한 상지 재활 치험 2례

  • Received : 2015.06.18
  • Accepted : 2015.06.30
  • Published : 2015.07.31

Abstract

Two patients, diagnosed as cervical spinal cord injury, were hospitalized and treated by Korean medical interventions with Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES). The range of motion of the shoulder joint, manual muscle test were adopted to measure the resulting motor recovery after treatment. And the Korean version of Barthel index (K-MBI) was adopted as a method of measuring the improvement of quality of life after treatment. The range of motions and muscle strengths of the shoulder joints were improved. The activities of daily living were slightly improved in case 2, but showed no improvement in case 1. FES was effective for upper extremities rehabilitation of spinal cord injured patients. Further studies are needed to set up an Korean medical protocol for spinal cord injury rehabilitation.

Keywords

Spinal Cord Injury;Functional electrical stimulation;Electrical acupuncture;Quadriplegia

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