The Clinical Study on the Effect of Acupotomy on Chronic Arthritis of Ankle

침도침 시술을 시행한 만성 족관절 염좌 환자 2례에 대한 증례보고

  • Kim, Min-Jung (Dept. of Acupuncture & Moxibustion, Oriental Medicine Hospital, Daejeon University) ;
  • Hong, Kwon-Eui (Dept. of Acupuncture & Moxibustion, Oriental Medicine Hospital, Daejeon University)
  • 김민정 (대전대학교 부속대전한방병원 침구과) ;
  • 홍권의 (대전대학교 부속대전한방병원 침구과)
  • Published : 2008.08.20

Abstract

Objectives : The purpose of this study is to report the effect of acupotomy for patients with chronic arthritis of ankle. Methods : We treated Two patients who have chronic arthritis of ankle with acupotomy. To check the effect and satisfaction of acupotomy we used visual analog scale(VAS) and Five-point Likert scale. At the same time, we measured Change of ankle range of motion(ROM). Results : As a result of evaluation by using VAS, after treatment VAS score decreased(VAS3, VAS5). ROM of ankle widened. And the Likert scale point were checked 3 and 4. Conclusions : This study shows acupotomy has useful effect on chronic arthritis of ankle. An acupotomy is an alternative effective treatment modality for chronic arthritis of ankle.