A Rehabilitation for Ankle Fracture in Korean Medicine: A Report of 4 Cases

발목 골절 수술 후 한방 재활치료 프로토콜 적용의 임상적 효과: 증례 보고

  • Ha, Won-Bae ;
  • Lee, Jong-Ha ;
  • Lee, Yoon-Seung ;
  • Jo, Dong-Chan ;
  • Lee, Jin-Hyun ;
  • Lee, Jung-Han
  • 하원배 ;
  • 이종하 ;
  • 이윤승 ;
  • 조동찬 ;
  • 이진현 ;
  • 이정한
  • Received : 2017.09.14
  • Accepted : 2017.10.02
  • Published : 2017.10.31


The objective of this study was to propose a rehabilitation protocol for ankle fracture in Korean Medicine and to report its effectiveness. Four patients who had undergone ankle fracture by car accident were treated using the rehabilitation protocol in Korean Medicine. We estimated the outcome evaluating physical examination findings of the ankle joint, numeric rating scale, Olerud-Molander score, and walking state. After the treatment, we observed that ankle movement and muscular strength were improved. Moreover numeric rating scale, Olerud-Molander score, and walking state of patients were improved. A rehabilitation in Korean Medicine can be effectively used for ankle fracture patients. The limitation of this study was the insufficient number of cases. Further studies are needed to design a rehabilitation protocol in Korean Medicine.


Ankle fracture;Rehabilitation;Protocol;Korean Medicine;Case report


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