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Lee, Kim, Choi, Lee, Lee, Lim, Lee, Jung, and Kim: Integrative Oriental Medical Treatments after Hip Fracture Surgery: Two Case Report
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Abstract

Objectives :

The purpose of this study is to show the clinical effects of integrative oriental medical treatments for femur pain and disfunction after hip fracture surgery.

Methods :

Two patients were treated using acupuncture, pharmacopuncture, herbal medication and other oriental medical treatments include moxibustion, cupping therapy, physical rehabilitation for 2∼3 months. And the effects of these integrative treatments were measured with numeric rating scale(NRS) and functional recovery score(FRS).

Results :

NRS of femur pain was decreased from 8 to 4∼5 in case 1 and from 6 to 4 in case 2. FRS was improved in both cases.

Conclusions :

Integrative oriental medical treatments maybe effective to the patients complaining pain and functional limitations after hip fracture surgery.

Fig. 1.
The change of FRS & NRS in case 1
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Fig. 2.
The change of FRS & NRS in case 2
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Table 1.
The Change of FRS, NRS in Case 1
Admission day 0 week 1 week 2 week 3 week 4 week 5 week 6 week 9 week
FRS Basic activities of daily Living(28 %) 28 28 28 28 28 28 28 28
Instrumental activities of daily living(18 %) 4 4 7 7 11 11 11 11
Mobility(17 %) 6 6 6 6 11 11 11 11
Pain(16 %) 4 4 4 8 8 8 8 12
Memory(21 %) 21 21 21 21 21 21 21 21
SUM 62 62 69 70 70 79 79 83
NRS 8 7 6 7 6 8 6 4∼5
The days taking medicines for a week 7 7 7 5 0 1 0 0
Table 2.
The Change of FRS & NRS in Case 2
Admission day 0 week 1 week 2 week 3 week 6 week 7 week 8 week
FRS Basic activities of daily living(28 %) 28 28 28 28 28 28 28
Instrumental ativities of daily living(18 %) 11 11 11 11 11 11 11
Mobility(17 %) 11 11 11 11 17 17 17
Pain(16 %) 8 8 8 8 12 12 12
Memory(21 %) 21 21 21 21 21 21 21
SUM 79 79 79 79 89 89 89
NRS 6 4 5 5 6 6 4
The days taking medicines for a week 7 7 7 7 0 0 0

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