A Case Report on Kienböck’s Disease by Korean Medical Treatments

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J Korean Acupunct Moxib Soc. 2013;30(5):203-209
Publication date (electronic) : 2013 December 20
doi : https://doi.org/10.13045/acupunct.2013059
1Deprtment of Acupuncture, Moxabution, Meridian & Acupoint, College of Oriental Medicine, Daegu Haany University
2Je-Han Oriental Medical Academy
*Corresponding author : Department of Acupuncture & Moxibustion Medicine, Daegu Oriental Hospital of Daegu Haany University, 136, Sincheondong-ro, Suseong-gu, Daegu, 706-828, Republic of Korea, Tel : +82-53-770-2115, E-mail : whiteyyou@hanmail.net
Received 2013 October 24; Revised 2013 November 19; Accepted 2013 November 27.

Abstract

Objectives:

The purpose of this study is to report the clinical effects of Korean medical treatment for Kienböck’s disease.

Methods:

The patient was treated using acupuncture, electroacupuncture, herbal medicine, pharmacopuncture treatment, and other treatments including moxibustion, physical rehabilitation for 6 weeks. And we evaluated the patient through verbal rating scale(VRS), disability of the arm, shoulder and hand(DASH), range of motion(ROM).

Results:

After treatment, VRS is changed from 7 to 3, DASH is changed from 37.93 to 20.69. And ROM is changed from 60° to 70° in wrist flexion, and from 10° to 15° in radial deviation.

Conclusion:

These results suggest that Korean medical treatment is effective to the patient complaining pain and dysfunction.

Fig. 1.

X-ray and MRI of Rt wrist

The Change of Verbal Rating Scale, Disability of the Arm, Shoulder and Hand and Range of Movement

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Fig. 1.

X-ray and MRI of Rt wrist

Table 1.

The Change of Verbal Rating Scale, Disability of the Arm, Shoulder and Hand and Range of Movement

Admission day classification 0 week 2 week 3 week 4 week 6 week (after discharge, 2 weeks later)
VRS 7 4 4 3∼4 3
DASH 37.93 34.48 29.31 28.45 20.69
ROM Wrist flexion 60(+)/80(−) 70(+)/80(−) 70(+)/80(−) 70(+)/80(−) 70(+)/80(−)
Radial deviation 10(+)/20(−) 15(+)/20(−) 15(+)/20(−) 15(+)/20(−) 15(+)/20(−)

VAS : verbal rating scale.

DASH : disability of the arm, shoulder and hand.

ROM : range of movement