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Combination of Korean Medicine Therapy to Treat Posttraumatic Knee Stiffness: A Case Report

외상 후 슬관절 강직에 대한 복합 한의치료의 경과: 증례보고

  • Received : 2017.03.22
  • Accepted : 2017.04.06
  • Published : 2017.04.30

Abstract

The purpose of this study is to illustrate the potential for clinical improvement in treating a patient with a case of Posttraumatic Knee Stiffness with a combination of Korean medicine therapy. We treated the patient with acupuncture, electroacupuncture, CHUNA manual therapy and Interferential Current Therapy from $5^{th}$ December 2016 to $13^{th}$ January 2017 (total 29 times) by evaluating knee function with VAS score. After six weeks of treatment, this patient achieved effective outcome following the technique, showing that clinical symptom as able to walked and pain was relieved, VAS changed from 10 to 2 and the knee flexion ROM (active/passive) changed from 30/60 degrees to 120/140 degrees. This result shows that Korean Medicine therapy may be an effective option for Posttraumatic Knee Stiffness. Further clinical studies are needed to clarify the effect of Korean Medicine therapy on Posttraumatic Knee Stiffness.

Keywords

Posttraumatic knee stiffness;Acupuncture;Electroacupuncture;Myofascial release technique;CHUNA manual therapy;Korean medicine;Case report

Acknowledgement

Supported by : 청연의학연구소

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