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Case Report of Korean Medical Treatment on Acute Peroneal Nerve Palsy Patient Caused by Prolonged Immobilization

장시간 부동 자세로 야기된 급성 비골신경 마비 환자의 한방치료 증례보고

  • Received : 2015.06.18
  • Accepted : 2015.07.14
  • Published : 2015.07.31

Abstract

Objectives This study was carried out to investigate the clinical effects of Korean medical treatment on acute peroneal nerve palsy caused by prolonged immobilization. Methods One patient with acute peroneal nerve palsy was treated with various korean medical techniques such as acupuncture, moxibustion, cupping and herbal medicine, bee-venom acupuncture for 12 weeks. Manual Muscle Test, Range of motion, Numerical Rating Scale, Ankle-hindfoot scale, Digital infrared thermographing imaging system were used to evaluate treatment effect. Results After treatment, all the scales mentioned above were improved significantly. Conclusions This result showed that Korean medical treatment is effective on acute peroneal nerve palsy caused by prolonged immoblization.

Keywords

Peroneal nerve;Peroneal nerve palsy;Peroneal Neuropathy Prolonged immobilization;Foot drop;Ankle-hindfoot scale (AHS);Bee-venom acupuncture

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