Integrative Oriental Medical Treatments after Hip Fracture Surgery: Two Case Report

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J Korean Acupunct Moxib Soc. 2013;30(4):211-218
Publication date (electronic) : 2013 September 20
doi : https://doi.org/10.13045/acupunct.2013039
1Deprtment of Acupuncture, Moxabution, Meridian & Acupoint, Colleage of Oriental Medicine, Daegu Haany University
2Je-Han Oriental Medical Acadymy
*Corresponding author : Deprtment of Acupuncture & Moxabution Medicine, Daegu Oriental Hospital of Daegu Haany University, 136, Sincheondong-ro, Suseong-gu, Daegu, 706-828, Republic of Korea, Tel : +82-53-770-2112 E-mail : jaice@daum.net
Received 2013 August 14; Revised 2013 August 29; Accepted 2013 August 29.

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

Fig. 2.

The change of FRS & NRS in case 2

The Change of FRS, NRS in Case 1

The Change of FRS & NRS in Case 2

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Fig. 1.

The change of FRS & NRS in case 1

Fig. 2.

The change of FRS & NRS in case 2

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