- Volume 28 Issue 4
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Forty-one Cases of Rotator Cuff Injuries Treated by Complex Korean Medicine Treatment: A Retrospective Review
한방 복합치료를 진행한 회전근개 파열 환자 치험 41예: 후향적 관찰 연구
- Lee, Gi-Eon (Department of Clinical Korean Medicine, Graduate School, Kyung Hee University) ;
- Kim, Young-Ik (Daejeon Jaseng Hospital of Korean Medicine) ;
- Jo, Kyeong-Sang (Department of Korean Rehabilitation Medicine, Daejeon Jaseng Hospital of Korean Medicin) ;
- Han, Si-Hoon (Department of Korean Rehabilitation Medicine, Daejeon Jaseng Hospital of Korean Medicin) ;
- Kim, Min-Kyun (Department of Korean Rehabilitation Medicine, Daejeon Jaseng Hospital of Korean Medicin) ;
- Min, Boo-Ki (Department of Korean Rehabilitation Medicine, Daejeon Jaseng Hospital of Korean Medicin) ;
- Huh, Suk-Won (Department of Korean Rehabilitation Medicine, Daejeon Jaseng Hospital of Korean Medicin) ;
- Lim, Han-Bit (Department of Korean Rehabilitation Medicine, Daejeon Jaseng Hospital of Korean Medicin) ;
- Jeong, Yun-Jae (Department of Korean Rehabilitation Medicine, Daejeon Jaseng Hospital of Korean Medicin)
- 이기언 (경희대학교 대학원 임상한의학교실) ;
- 김영익 (대전자생한방병원) ;
- 조경상 (대전자생한방병원 한방재활의학과) ;
- 한시훈 (대전자생한방병원 한방재활의학과) ;
- 김민균 (대전자생한방병원 한방재활의학과) ;
- 민부기 (대전자생한방병원 한방재활의학과) ;
- 허석원 (대전자생한방병원 한방재활의학과) ;
- 임한빛 (대전자생한방병원 한방재활의학과) ;
- 정연재 (대전자생한방병원 한방재활의학과)
- Received : 2018.09.15
- Accepted : 2018.10.15
- Published : 2018.10.31
Objectives The purpose of this study is to report the improvement of complex Korean Medicine treatment for patients with rotator cuff injuries and determine the clinical improvement by number of damaged lesion. Methods Forty-one patients who diagnosed with rotator cuff injury were included in the retrospective study. Patients were treated with acupuncture, electroacupuncture and pharmacopuncture. Clinical outcomes were assessed using Numeric Rating Scale (NRS), Shoulder Pain and Disablity Index (SPADI) and EuroQol-5 Dimension Index (EQ-5D Index). Results Both NRS and SPADI scores were significantly reduced after treatment (p<0.01), but EQ-5D for assessing quality of life and clinical improvement by number of damaged lesion were no significant improvement (p>0.05). Conclusions These results show that patients with rotator cuff injuries could gain improvement from complex Korean Medicine. Further research is required to confirm the effectiveness of Korean Medicine treatment.
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