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《Hebei Journal of Traditional Chinese Medicine》 2008-11
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Observation of Chinese herbal fumigation "Xitongxiao" combined with massotherapy in the treatment of knee osteoarthritis

WANG Wenqing, ZHU Zhenli,ZHANG Jing,et al.Department of Rehabilitation Medicine,Affiliated Hospital of Chengde Medical College,Hebei,Chengde 067000  
Objective To observe the clinical effects of Chinese herbal fumigation "Xitongxiao" combined with massotherapy in the treatment of knee osteoarthritis.Method 70 cases with knee osteoarthritis were divided into two groups.The patients in control group(n=35) were treated only by routine therapy for 30 minutes.The patients in treatment group (n=35) were treated by Chinese herbal fumigation "Xitongxiao" for 30 minutes after accepting routine treatment for 30 minutes,5 times a week.The course was 6 weeks in both groups.The scale of knee joint's function including pain, active scope and the ability of walking were evaluated pre-treatment and post-treatment in two groups.Results After 6 weeks treatment,the scale of knee joint's function in treatment group was more higher than that pre-treatment(P0.05,P0.01).The scale of knee joint's function in treatment group was higher than that in control group after treatment(P0.05,P0.01).Conclusion Chinese herbal fumigation "Xitongxiao" combined with massotherapy in the treatment of knee osteoarthritis can alleviate the patient's suffering,increase activity range,improve the ability of walking and make further improvement on the quality of the patients' life.
【Fund】: 河北省承德市科学技术研究与发展指导计划项目(第三批)(编号:200423023)
【CateGory Index】: R244.9
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