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J Korean Med Rehabi 2018 Oct; 28(4): 125-130  
Effect of Miniscalpel-Acupuncture for Hand Osteoarthritis: Case Report
Published online October 31, 2018
Copyright © 2018 The Society of Korean Medicine Rehabilitation.

Ji-Cheol Jeong, K.M.D.*, Sang-Hoon Yoon, K.M.D.†,‡, Shin-Ae Kim, K.M.D.

Department of Korean Medicine, Imsil County Hospital*, Department of Research and Development, Chung-Yeon Medical Institute, Department of Acupuncture and Moxibustion Medicine, Chung-Yeon Korean Medicine Hospital
Correspondence to: Sang-Hoon Yoon, Department of Research and Development, Chung-Yeon Medical Institute, 64 Sangmujungang-ro, Seo-gu, Gwangju 61949, Korea
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Received: September 13, 2018; Revised: September 28, 2018; Accepted: October 1, 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 case report was conducted to introduce the use of miniscalpel-acupuncture for the treatment of hand osteoarthritis. A-76-year old female patient who had pain on both hands due to osteoarthritis was treated with miniscalpel-acupuncture for 7 weeks. The main outcome were the Numeral Rating Scale (NRS) and the grip strength by dynamometer. After miniscalpel-acupuncture treatment, NRS was decreased and the strength of grasp was increased. The result of this study suggests that the treatment of miniscalpel-acupuncture may be effectively used to decrease pain and increase grip strength of patients who suffer from hand osteoarthritis. Further research is necessary by the reason of the limited sample size of this study.
Keywords : Case report, Miniscalpel-acupuncture, Hand, Osteoarthritis, Acupotomy

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