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Table. 7.

Table. 7.

Treatment plans and expected rehabilitation period for ankle sprain (N=244)

Treatment plans Rehabilitation period


Interval between treatments (day) Total number of treatments (session) Required period to return to daily life (day) Required period to return to play (day)




Hospital (n=46) Private clinic (n=169) Others (n=29) Hospital (n=46) Private clinic (n=169) Others (n=29) Hospital (n=46) Private clinic (n=169) Others (n=29) Hospital (n=46) Private clinic (n=169) Others (n=29)
Grade 1 2 [2, 3] 1* [1, 2] 2 [2, 2] 5 [3.5, 6.5] 5 [3, 7] 5 [4, 6] 7 [6.5, 14] 7 [7, 14] 10 [7, 14] 20 [14, 21] 14 [14, 21] 19 [14, 28]
Grade 2 2 [1, 2] 1 [1, 2] 2 [1, 2] 10 [9.5, 14] 10 [7, 14] 10 [9, 14] 15 [14, 21] 14 [10, 21] 15 [14, 21] 30 [21, 34] 28 [21, 31] 30 [30, 42]
Grade 3 1.5 [1, 2] 1 [1, 2] 2 [1, 2] 22 [15, 30] 20 [10, 30] 20 [14, 24] 30 [21.5, 44.5] 28 [20, 37.5] 30 [21, 40] 60 [42.5, 90] 50 [30, 65] 60 [45, 90]

p=0.000;

p=0.001.

Korean J Acupunct 2018;35:174-86 https://doi.org/10.14406/acu.2018.024
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