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The Clinical Effect of Rehabilitation Protocol for Distal Radius Fracture in Korean Medicine: A Report of 3 Cases

원위 요골 골절에 대한 한방 재활치료 프로토콜 적용의 임상적 효과: 증례 보고

  • Ha, Won-Bae ;
  • Geum, Ji-Hye ;
  • Koh, Nak-Yong ;
  • Lee, Jung-Han
  • 하원배 ;
  • 금지혜 ;
  • 고낙용 ;
  • 이정한
  • Received : 2018.06.15
  • Accepted : 2018.07.02
  • Published : 2018.07.31

Abstract

The objective of this study was to propose a rehabilitation protocol for distal radius fracture in Korean Medicine and to report its effectiveness. Three patients who had undergone distal radius fracture were treated using the rehabilitation protocol in Korean Medicine. We estimated the outcome evaluating physical examination findings of the wrist joint, numeric rating scale and quick the Disabilities of the Arm, Shoulder and Hand (DASH) score. After the treatment, we observed that wrist movement, numeric rating scale and quick DASH score were improved. A rehabilitation in Korean Medicine can be effectively used for distal radius 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.

Keywords

Radius fracture;Rehabilitation;Traditional medicine

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