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Trends of Korean Medicine Treatment after Musculoskeletal Disorder Surgery: A Literatural Review
J Korean Med Rehabil 2017;27:61-70
Published online July 31, 2017;
Copyright © 2017 The Society of Korean Medicine Rehabilitation.

Kang-Joon Lee, K.M.D., Chang-Hyun Park, K.M.D., Yoon-Jae Lee, K.M.D.*, Jung-Han Lee, K.M.D., Jae-Heung Cho, K.M.D., Tae-Yong Park, K.M.D.§, Na-Rae Yang, K.M.D.§, Eui-Hyoung Hwang, K.M.D., Yun-Kyung Song, K.M.D.

Department of Korean Rehabilitation Medicine, College of Korean Medicine, Gachon University, Jaseng Spine and Joint Research Institute, Jaseng Medical Foundation*, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine of Korean Medicine, College of Korean Medicine, Won-Kwang University, Department of Korean Rehabilitation Medicine, College of Korean Medicine, Kyung-Hee University, Department of Oriental Medicine, International St. Mary’s Hospital, Catholic Kwandong University§, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine of Korean Medicine, Pusan National University Korean Medicine Hospital
Correspondence to: Yun-Kyung Song, Department of Korean Rehabilitation Medicine, College of Korean Medicine, Gachon University, 21 Keunumul-ro, Jung-gu, Incheon 22318, Korea
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Received June 20, 2017; Revised June 28, 2017; Accepted July 2, 2017.
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.
Objectives The purpose of this review is to analyse the trend in papers related with Korean Medicine Treatment after musculoskeletal disorder surgery.
Methods We reviewed Korean Medicine papers by searching Korean web databases ‘Korea Traditional Knowledge Portal’, ‘Scientific and Technological Information Integration Service (NDSL)’, ‘Academic Research Information Service (RISS)’, ‘Korea Medical Informati on Portal (OASIS)’. We classified the papers by the year of publishment, the title of journals, the type of study, surgery region, chief complain after surgery, main treatment, periods after surgery, assessment for outcomes.
Results 1. Korean Medicine treatment after musculoskeletal disorder surgery has received more attention than in the past and there are attempts to do various studies besides the case reports. 2. 41 research papers were divided in to 3 original articles, 3 review articles, 35 case reports. But almost presented a low level of evidence. 3. Pain was the most common symptom after the musculoskeletal disorder surgery. Pain should be the primary goal of Korean rehabilitation treatment after musculoskeletal disorder surgery. 4. Assessment tools for outcome were concentrated in questionnaries, VAS and NRS. In order to evaluate better, it is necessary to evaluate the overall condition of the patient such as the quality of life evaluation and patient satisfaction.
Conclusions In this study, we expect that the development and clinical application of Korean rehabilitation treatment program after musculoskeletal disorder surgery will be actively pursued.
Keywords : Korean Medicine, Musculoskeletal disorder surgery, Literatural review, Trend, Integrative medicine

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