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The Clinical Effects of Complex Korean Medicine Treatment in Patient with Delayed Union of the 4th Toe Distal Phalanx Fracture

제 4족지 원위지골 골절 지연유합 환자의 복합 한의치료 효과

  • Park, Kyungtae (Department of Korean Rehabilitation Medicine, Gwangju Medical Center, College of Korean Medicine, Wonkwang University) ;
  • Shin, Hee-Ra (Department of Korean Rehabilitation Medicine, Gwangju Medical Center, College of Korean Medicine, Wonkwang University) ;
  • An, Sung-Hu (Department of Korean Rehabilitation Medicine, Gwangju Medical Center, College of Korean Medicine, Wonkwang University) ;
  • Yeom, Seung-Ryong (Department of Korean Rehabilitation Medicine, Gwangju Medical Center, College of Korean Medicine, Wonkwang University) ;
  • Kwon, Young-Dal (Department of Korean Rehabilitation Medicine, Gwangju Medical Center, College of Korean Medicine, Wonkwang University)
  • 박경태 (원광대학교 한의과대학 광주한방병원 한방재활의학과) ;
  • 신희라 (원광대학교 한의과대학 광주한방병원 한방재활의학과) ;
  • 안성후 (원광대학교 한의과대학 광주한방병원 한방재활의학과) ;
  • 염승룡 (원광대학교 한의과대학 광주한방병원 한방재활의학과) ;
  • 권영달 (원광대학교 한의과대학 광주한방병원 한방재활의학과)
  • Received : 2019.09.16
  • Accepted : 2019.10.08
  • Published : 2019.10.31

Abstract

The purpose of this study is to report the effect in treating a patient with delayed union of 4th toe distal phalanx fracture with a combination of Korean Medicine treatment. We treated the patient with acupuncture, cupping, pharmacopuncture, moxibustion and herbal medicine, from March 3, 2018 to June 25, 2018 (total 33 times). The numeric rating scale (NRS), X-ray were applied as outcome measures. After complex Korean medicine treatment was carried out, delayed union of 4th toe distal phalanx fracture was improved and pain was reduced. This result shows that Korean medicine treatment may be an effective option for delayed union. Further clinical studies are needed to clarify the effect of Korean medicine treatment on delayed union.

Acknowledgement

Supported by : 원광대학교

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