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Proposal of East-West Integrative Medicine Manual for Rehabilitation after Shoulder Surgery
J Korean Med Rehabil 2018;28:109-20
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-Geun Jo, Chung-Yeon Medical Institute, 64 Sangmujungang-ro, Seo-gu, Gwangju 61949, Korea
TEL (062) 371-1075
FAX (062) 371-1074
Received December 26, 2017; Revised January 4, 2018; Accepted January 9, 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 during the rehabilitation of patients after shoulder surgery.
Methods The drafting was done 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 rotator cuff repair, SLAP repair, and arthrolysis. Therefore it contains the schedule of rehabilitation treatment through the surgical technique, general goal of the rehabilitation by phase, guide for patients and postoperative infection management.
Conclusions The proposal of this manual has a significance for it provides information about decision making process and contents of treatment in one medical institution for East-west integrative rehabilitation treatment after shoulder surgery.
Keywords : Shoulder surgery, Rehabilitation, Integrative medicine, Korean medicine

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