Literature Review of Manual Therapy for Mononeuropathies of Upper Limb

상지의 단일신경병증에 대한 수기치료의 국내외 동향

  • Kim, Hyungsuk (Department of Clinical Korean Medicine, Graduate School, Kyung Hee University) ;
  • Shin, Woochul (Department of Clinical Korean Medicine, Graduate School, Kyung Hee University) ;
  • Jeon, Junyung (Department of Clinical Korean Medicine, Graduate School, Kyung Hee University) ;
  • Park, Jae-Hyun (Department of Clinical Korean Medicine, Graduate School, Kyung Hee University) ;
  • Bae, Jun-hyeong (Department of Clinical Korean Medicine, Graduate School, Kyung Hee University) ;
  • Kim, Seyoon (Department of Clinical Korean Medicine, Graduate School, Kyung Hee University) ;
  • Park, Hye-Sung (Department of Clinical Korean Medicine, Graduate School, Kyung Hee University) ;
  • Yoon, Ye-Ji (Department of Clinical Korean Medicine, Graduate School, Kyung Hee University) ;
  • Yun, Jung Min (Department of Clinical Korean Medicine, Graduate School, Kyung Hee University) ;
  • Cho, Jae-Heung (Department of Clinical Korean Medicine, Graduate School, Kyung Hee University) ;
  • Chung, Won-Seok (Department of Clinical Korean Medicine, Graduate School, Kyung Hee University)
  • 김형석 (경희대학교 대학원 임상한의학과) ;
  • 신우철 (경희대학교 대학원 임상한의학과) ;
  • 전준영 (경희대학교 대학원 임상한의학과) ;
  • 박재현 (경희대학교 대학원 임상한의학과) ;
  • 배준형 (경희대학교 대학원 임상한의학과) ;
  • 김세윤 (경희대학교 대학원 임상한의학과) ;
  • 박혜성 (경희대학교 대학원 임상한의학과) ;
  • 윤예지 (경희대학교 대학원 임상한의학과) ;
  • 윤정민 (경희대학교 대학원 임상한의학과) ;
  • 조재흥 (경희대학교 대학원 임상한의학과) ;
  • 정원석 (경희대학교 대학원 임상한의학과)
  • Received : 2017.09.14
  • Accepted : 2017.10.10
  • Published : 2017.10.31


Objectives This study aimed to review manual therapies for mononeuropathies of upper limb through domestic and foreign studies designed for human body. Methods We searched databases (KMbase, OASIS, RISS, NDSL, KISS, KoreaMed, MEDLINE/Pubmed, CENTRAL, EMBASE) on the 1st to 31th of July 2017 to find related literatures that published after 2000. Results Twenty-eight studies were finally included. Of these, 13 articles were published after 2010. Twenty-two studies were clinical trials and 6 were observational studies. Carpal tunnel syndrome were the most researched type of diseases (85.7%). Most frequently used method of manual therapies was neurodynamic mobilization (35.7%). Pain scales and questionnaires were generally employed for evaluation. Significantly effective studies were 72.2% in controlled trials and 90% in the studies without control group. Conclusions In this study, we reviewed literatures concerning manual therapies on mononeuropathies of upper limb. Further studies are needed on the various diseases of mononeuropathies of upper limb to retain the evidence for the effectiveness of manual therapies.


Manual therapy;Mononeuropathies of upper limb;Review;Chuna manual medicine


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