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J Korean Med Rehabi 2018 Oct; 28(4): 113-124  
Korean Medical Treatment including Phototherapy after Hip Fracture Surgery: Three Case Reports
Published online October 31, 2018
Copyright © 2018 The Society of Korean Medicine Rehabilitation.

Hokyung Chang, K.M.D., Hyungsuk Kim, K.M.D., M.S., Soojeon Kim, K.M.D., Seyoon Kim, K.M.D., Jae-Hyun Park, K.M.D., M.S., Jun-hyeong Bae, K.M.D., Woochul Shin, K.M.D., M.S., Ye-Ji Yoon, K.M.D., Hansol Lee, K.M.D., Won-Seok Chung, K.M.D., Ph.D.

Department of Clinical Korean Medicine, Graduate School, Kyung Hee University
Correspondence to: Won-Seok Chung, Department of Clinical Korean Medicine, Graduate School, Kyung Hee University, 26 Kyungheedae-ro, Dongdaemun-gu, Seoul 02447, Korea
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Received: September 14, 2018; Revised: October 1, 2018; Accepted: October 2, 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
This study is designed to report three cases of postoperative care after hip surgery using conventional Korean Medicine treatments including phototherapy. Three patients undergone hip fracture surgery were treated with acupuncture, herbal medicine, and phototherapy. We used Visual analogue scale (VAS), EuroQol five dimension scale (EQ-5D), and hip disability and osteoarthritis outcome score (HOOS) to evaluate treatment effectiveness. After the treatment, VAS score was improved in all three cases, while EQ-5D and HOOS showed different results by items. EQ-5D (pain/discomfort) and HOOS (pain, symptoms, activities of daily living) were improved in all three cases. EQ-5D (self-care) and HOOS (quality of life) showed improvements in two cases. EQ-5D (mobility, usual activities, anxiety/depression) and HOOS (sports/recreation) were improved in one case. Conventional Korean Medicine treatments including phototherapy can be effectively used to alleviate pain and symptoms after hip fracture surgery.
Keywords : Hip fractures; Phototherapy, Korean Traditional Medicine, Case reports

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