Acupunct Search

CLOSE


J Acupunct Res > Volume 32(2); 2015 > Article
Heo, Hyun, Mo, Kim, Park, and Hwang: The Effect of Korean Medical Treatment on 4 Patients with Acute Traumatic Meniscal Tear

Abstract

Objectives:

The purpose of this study is to report the effect of Korean medical treatment on 4 patients with acute traumatic meniscal tear, presenting severe knee pain and limitation of range of motion of the knee joint.

Methods:

4 patients with acute traumatic meniscal tear had been treated with acupuncture, herbal treatment, moxibustion, and wet-cupping therapy. From administration to discharge, we recorded subjective pain by using a visual analogue scale and by measuring the range of motion of the knee joint once per week.

Results:

The visual analogue scale of knee pain of all 4 cases reduced to 0 after treatment. The range of motion of the knee joint also increased considerably after treatment.

Conclusions:

In this study, Korean medical treatment may have been effective in reducing knee pain and increasing the range of motion of the knee joint.

Fig. 1.
Right knee MRI of case 1
acupunct-32-2-197f1.tif
Fig. 2.
Right knee MRI of case 2
acupunct-32-2-197f2.tif
Fig. 3.
Left knee MRI of case 3
acupunct-32-2-197f3.tif
Fig. 4.
Left knee MRI of case 4
acupunct-32-2-197f4.tif
Fig. 5.
Changes of VAS
acupunct-32-2-197f5.tif
Fig. 6.
Changes of active ROM of flexion of knee
acupunct-32-2-197f6.tif
Fig. 7.
Changes of passive ROM of flexion of knee
acupunct-32-2-197f7.tif
Fig. 8.
Changes of active ROM of extention of knee
acupunct-32-2-197f8.tif
Fig. 9.
Changes of passive ROM of extention of knee
acupunct-32-2-197f9.tif
IV.
IV.

References

1. Jung JW. Musculoskeletal anatomy. 3rd ed. Seoul: Dae-Hak-Seo-Lim. 2012:115–20.

2. Moore KL, Dalley AF, Agur AMR. Translator: Kim KR Kim DJ Kim DJ . Clinically oriented anatomy. 7th ed. Seoul: Bioscience. 2013:634–44.

3. Neumann DA. Translator: Chae YW . Kinesiology of the musculoskeletal system: foundations for rehabilitation. 2nd ed. Seoul: Beom-Mun Education. 2011:535–44.

4. Kudo S. Translator: Lee JH Jeon JM . Musculoskeletal disorders of the pain anatomy. Seoul: Sin-Heung Med Science. 2013:149–58.

5. Choi NH, Oh JS. Management of meniscal injury: repair, meniscectomy, and transplantation. J Korean Orthop Assoc. 2012;47(3):165–70.
crossref
6. Kim DE, Yu DS, Yeon SR, Kwon YD, Song YS. The effect of intra-articular bee venom injection on meniscal injury: four cases report. J Oriental Rehab Med. 2010;20(1):219–30.

7. Lee JH, Kim JS, Jeong YH, Jeong B, Lee CR. A case report of intra-articular bee venom pharmacopuncture combining with oriental medical treatment for acute traumatic partial tear of meniscus. Journal of Pharmacopuncture. 2010;13(4):129–37.
crossref
8. Choi YI, Kim MY, Choi HS, Shin DJ, Choo WJ. The clinical report on 2 cases of meniscal injury patients with knee pain improved by motion style treatment. The Journal of Korea Chuna Manual Medicine for Spine & Nerves. 2011;6(2):97–107.

9. Korean Acupuncture & Moxibustion Society Textbook Compilation Committee. The acupuncture and moxibustion medicine. 3. Seoul: Jipmoondang. 2012:110.

10. Jin JP. Hwang-Je-Nae-Gyeong-So-Mun-Dok-Song-Bon. Seoul: Beob-In Mun-Hwa-Sa. 2009:108.

11. Kim SH. Seon-Ho-Yeong-Chu. 1. Daejeon: Ju-Min Publish. 2003:194.

12. Jeong BO, Yoon KH, Bae DK, Lee DH. A study on the development of degenerative osteoarthritis after arthroscopic total menisectomy. J Korean Orthop Assoc. 2008;43(1):86–92.
crossref
13. Choi JH, Choi YJ. Outcomes of meniscal allograft transplantation. J Korean Arthrosc Soc. 2011;15(1):36–41.

14. Yang MB, Jang BS, Lee DY, et al. Comparative study between mri and pain, duration, physical examination in 20 patients with knee joint pain. The Acupuncture. 2002;19(6):221–33.

15. Kim JM, Im DS, Kim TH, Shin ES, Moon YS. Usefulness of ultrasonographic follow up study after repair of peripheral lateral meniscal tear. J Korean Orthop US Soc. 2011;4(1):15–9.

16. Song JY, Kim MJ, Sung WS, et al. Efficacy and safety of herb medication according to cold-heat tendency of knee osteoarthritis patients. The Acupuncture. 2012;29(5):97–108.

17. Kim EJ, Lee SD, Jung CY, et al. Review of randomized controlled trials on ideal acupuncture treatment for degenerative knee osteoarthtritis. The Acupuncture. 2009;26(2):125–45.

18. Lim JA, Lee JD, Lee SK, et al. A pilot study of acupuncture treatment for the osteoarthritis of the knee joint on the ebm(evidence basement medicine). The Acupuncture. 2006;23(1):187–215.



Article and Issues
For this Journal
For Authors
Ethics
Submit Manuscript
Editorial Office
Gil Korean Medical Hospital, Gachon University
Keunumul-Ro, Chung-Ku, Inchoen 22138, Korea
Tel: +82-70-7606-6353,4    Fax: +82-32-232-3334    E-mail: jared@e-jar.org                

Copyright © 2018 by Korean Acupuncture & Moxibustion Medicine Society. All rights reserved.

Developed in M2community

Close layer
prev next