A Systemic Review of Korean Medical Treatment Combined with Continuous Passive Motion Therapy on the Knee Joint Postoperative Rehabilitation

슬관절 수술 후 재활에 대한 Continuous Passive Motion 치료와 한의 병행치료의 체계적 문헌 고찰

  • Ha, Hyun Ju (Department of Korean Medicine Rehabilitation, College of Korean Medicine, Daejeon University) ;
  • Oh, Min-Seok (Department of Korean Medicine Rehabilitation, College of Korean Medicine, Daejeon University)
  • 하현주 (대전대학교 한의과대학 한방재활의학과교실) ;
  • 오민석 (대전대학교 한의과대학 한방재활의학과교실)
  • Received : 2017.06.19
  • Accepted : 2017.07.05
  • Published : 2017.07.31


Objectives The objective of this study is to report the evidence that continuous passive motion (CPM) therapy combined with Korean Medicine is effective for knee injuries. Methods We searched 2 Korean medical electronic databases, and 2 Chinese electronic databases to find randomized controlled clinical trials (RCTs) that treat knee injuries with Korean Medicine combined with CPM therapy. We selected studies by screening. We extracted data from selected RCTs, and analyzed RCTs by using Cochrane's Risk of bias criteria. Results 386 studies are searched, and 7 RCTs are selected. According to the study, several kinds of Korean Medicine such as hydrotherapy, decoction, acupuncture, moxibustion, and manual therapy are used with CPM therapy for the knee joint postoperative rehabilitation. We found the encouraging evidence that Korean Medicine and CPM combined therapy is more effective than single CPM therapy by alleviating pain, increasing range of motion, and improving knee function, etc. However, the risk of bias in most RCTs was judged to be uncertain. Conclusions Combination of Korean Medicine and CPM therapy can compensate the defect of single CPM therapy, and promotes the recovery of knee joint function.


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