- Volume 27 Issue 2
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The Clinical Report on 3 Cases of Lateral Epicondylitis Treated with Musculotendinous Releasing Manual Therapy after Acupuncture Treatment
침치료 후 근건이완수기요법을 적용한 주관절 외상과염 환자 치험 3례
- Park, Jaewon (Department of Rehabilitation Medicine of Korean Medicine, College of Korean Medicine, Dongguk University) ;
- Park, Seohyun (Department of Rehabilitation Medicine of Korean Medicine, College of Korean Medicine, Dongguk University) ;
- Moon, Sori (Department of Rehabilitation Medicine of Korean Medicine, College of Korean Medicine, Dongguk University) ;
- Song, Miyoung (Department of Rehabilitation Medicine of Korean Medicine, College of Korean Medicine, Dongguk University) ;
- Keum, Dongho (Department of Rehabilitation Medicine of Korean Medicine, College of Korean Medicine, Dongguk University)
- 박재원 (동국대학교 한의과대학 한방재활의학과교실) ;
- 박서현 (동국대학교 한의과대학 한방재활의학과교실) ;
- 문소리 (동국대학교 한의과대학 한방재활의학과교실) ;
- 송미영 (동국대학교 한의과대학 한방재활의학과교실) ;
- 금동호 (동국대학교 한의과대학 한방재활의학과교실)
- Received : 2017.03.22
- Accepted : 2017.04.07
- Published : 2017.04.30
We researched 3 patients diagnosed as Lateral epicondylitis (Tennis elbow). We considered it as tendinosis including irregular collagen fiber's pattern. So, acupuncture therapy and musculotendinous releasing manual therapy were used to treat the patients. We measured their pain and functional disorder by visual analogue scale (VAS), Patient-Rated Tennis Elbow Evaluation (PRTEE), and a dynamometer before and after treatment. As a result, VAS and PRTEE significantly reduced and grasping power was also improved. Therefore, we conclude that the acupuncture therapy with musculotendinous releasing manual therapy is an effective way to treat Lateral epicondylitis. But there are limits on this study due to insufficient number of cases, absence of control group and absence of follow-up after last treatment. Further studies will be needed.
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