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J Korean Med Rehabi 2019 Jul; 29(3): 165-172  
Postoperative Rehabilitation of Foot Fracture in Korean Medicine Treatment: Clinical Case Report
Published online July 31, 2019
Copyright © 2019 The Society of Korean Medicine Rehabilitation.

Na-Ri Park, K.M.D., Yun-Jin Lee, K.M.D., Hee-Duk Ahn, K.M.D., Doo-Hwa Yang, K.M.D.

Department of Rehabilitation Medicine of Korean Medicine, Daegu Korean Medicine Hospital of Daegu Haany University
Correspondence to: Doo-Hwa Yang, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine of Korean Meicine, Daegu Korean Medicine Hospital of Daegu Haany university, 136, Sincheondong-ro, Suseong-gu, Daegu 42158, Korea
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Received: June 16, 2019; Revised: June 29, 2019; Accepted: July 4, 2019
This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License ( which permits unrestricted non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
The objective of this study is to propose postoperative rehabilitation for foot fracture in Korean Medicine and to report its effectiveness. There were three patients who were got foot fracture surgery received korean medicine with acupuncture, herbal medicine, cupping and exercise treatment. Patients were evaluated numeric rating scale (NRS), range of motion (ROM), American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society (AOFAS) ankle hindfoot score, foot function index (FFI) and EuroQol-5 dimension (EQ-5D) index. Case 1 and 2 were improved NRS from 6 to 3. Case 3 was improved NRS from 5 to 2. These cases were improved ROM in all directions, AOFAS score, FFI, EQ-5D and walking status. This study suggest that Korean medicine rehabilitation could be effective for patients who have received foot fracture operation.
Keywords : Foot, Fracture, Rehabilitation, American Orthopaedic Foot Ankle Society score, Korean medicine

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