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The Effects of Muscle Energy Technique (MET) for Peroneal Nerve Palsy after Normal Delivery: A Case Report

자연분만 후 발생한 비골신경마비 환자에 대한 Muscle Energy Technique(MET)의 병행치료 효과 증례보고

  • Received : 2016.10.21
  • Accepted : 2016.11.16
  • Published : 2016.11.25

Abstract

Objectives: The purpose of this study is to evaluate the clinical effects of Muscle Energy Technique (MET) for peroneal nerve palsy after normal delivery. Methods: Two patients with peroneal nerve palsy were treated with acupuncture, moxibustion, cupping and MET. MET was performed in piriform, gluteus medius, anterior tibial and adductor muscles. To evaluate the effect of MET, we analyzed Ankle dorsiflexion range of motion (ROM), Manual Muscle Test (MMT), Numerical Rating Scale (NRS) and Ankle Hindfoot Scale (AHS). Results: In Case 1, ROM score was changed from −5 to 20, and MMT score was changed from 0 to 4. NRS score was changed from 5 to 1, and her AHS score was changed from 54 to 94 after treatment. In Case 2, ROM score was changed from 0 to 20, and her MMT score was changed from 1 to 5. NRS score was changed from 4 to 1, and her AHS score was changed from 64 to 97 after treatment. Conclusions: MET may be a useful treatment for patients who, shortly after childbirth or while breastfeeding, strongly refuse to treat the irritation.

Keywords

Muscle Energy Technique;Normal Delivery;Peroneal Nerve Palsy;Lithotomy Position;Korean Medicine

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