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Korean Medicine Treatments for the Angular Deformity of Wrist Fracture with Disuse Osteopenia: A Case Report
불용성 골감소증을 동반한 손목골절환자의 각변형에 대한 증례 보고
Korean J Acupunct 2018;35:234-238
Published online December 27, 2018;  https://doi.org/10.14406/acu.2018.027
© 2018 Society for Meridian and Acupoint.

Myung Jin Oh
오명진

Department of Acupuncture and Moxibustion, College of Oriental Medicine, Gachon University
가천대학교 한의과대학 침구학교실
Correspondence to: Myung Jin Oh
Department of Acupuncture and Moxibustion, College of Oriental Medicine, Gachon University, 1342, Seongnam-daero, Sujeong-gu, Seongnam 13120, Korea
Tel: +82-31-750-5114, Fax: +82-42-336-1099, E-mail: omjin21@hanmail.net
Received October 22, 2018; Revised November 5, 2018; Accepted November 5, 2018.
This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0) which permits unrestricted non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Abstract
Objectives : This report details on a single case of Korean Medical treatments for the angular deformity of wrist fracture with disuse osteopenia. 
Methods : A 74-year-old lady with angular deformity of wrist fracture with disuse osteopenia was treated by Korean Medical therapies including manual acupuncture with electroacupuncture, pharmacopuncture, and chuna, twice daily for 41 days. Visual analogue scale for pain and range of motion were evaluated. 
Results : 1. Wrist pain decreased by Korean medical treatments over 41 days. 2. As a result of evaluation by visual analogue scale, the score marked from 6 to 3. 3. ROM of wrist joint increased from 0° to 10°. 
Conclusions : Korean medical treatments helped symptom improvement in a patient with angular deformity of wrist fracture with disuse osteopenia.
Keywords: angular deformity, wrist fracture, disuse osteopenia, chuna, pharmacopuncture


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