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Proposal of East-West Integrative Medicine Manual for Rehabilitation after Knee Surgery
J Korean Med Rehabil 2018;28:97-107
Published online January 31, 2018;
Copyright © 2018 The Society of Korean Medicine Rehabilitation.

Min-Yeong Song, K.M.D.*, Hee-Geun Jo, K.M.D.†,‡, Jae-Uk Sul, K.M.D.†,‡, Jungtae Leem, K.M.D.†,§

Jangsu-gun Health Center and County Hospital*, Chung-Yeon Medical Institute, Chung-Yeon Korean Medicine Hospital, Dongshin Korean Medicine Hospital§
Correspondence to: Hee-Guen Jo, Chung-Yeon Medical Institute, 64 Sangmujungang-ro, Seo-gu, Gwangju 61949, Korea
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Received December 26, 2017; Revised January 6, 2018; Accepted January 11, 2018.
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 This is one of the manuals of East-West integrative medicine which was created by the committee on integrative medicine of Chung-Yeon Korean Medicine Hospital. The purpose of this manual is to support clinical decision-making and communication between Korean and western medical staff in a Korean medicine hospital during the rehabilitation of patients after knee surgery.
Methods The draft was made by two rehabilitation specialists in Korean medicine. After a rehabilitation specialist in western medicine reviewed the draft and exchanged their ideas, a revised version that reflects the goal of consultation was made. Then the committee agreed to adopt the manuals through the process of review and feedback in addition to face-to-face discussions.
Results This manual describes clinical decision-making for rehabilitation after arthroscopic partial meniscus resection, meniscus refixation, reconstruction of anterior and posterior cruciate ligaments. Therefore, it contains the schedule of rehabilitation treatment by the surgical technique, general goal of the rehabilitation by phase, guide for patients and postoperative infection management.
Conclusions Despite some limitations, this manual has significance as the first example of a decision-making protocol suggestion for East-West integrative rehabilitation treatment after a knee surgery in one medical institution.
Keywords : Knee surgery, Rehabilitation, Integrative medicine, Korean medicine, Manual

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