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Journal of the Korean Academy of Rehabilitation Medicine 1978;2(1):3.
Effects of the Physical Therapy for the Stiff Joints Following Trauma in the Victims Of Industrial Accident
Jae Woong Lee, M.D., Dong Eun Kim, M.D., Eun Yong Lee, M.D.
Industrial Rehabilitation Center, Inchon, Korea
외상에 합병된 관절강직에 대한 물리치료의 효과분석
이재웅, 김동근, 이은용
노동청 산업재활원

343 stiff joints of 201 patients who had been involved in industrial accidents were placed on physical therapy. The average duration of treatment was three and a half months. The causes of the stiff joints were fracture, dislocation, amputation, ligament injury, tendon injury, peripheral nerve injury and etc. The treatment involved various kinds of heat, hydrotherapy, and therapeutic exercises. Before beginning the treatment, the disabilities of individual patient were evaluated in accordance with Korean Compensation Law for the Victims of Industrial Accident. At the time of discharge, the disabilities were evaluated again.

Comparing the disabilities at the time of admission with the ones on discharge, 21.4% of 201 patients showed complete relief from disabilities and 84.1% of them showed marked improvement.

And 96,475,000 Won of compensation funds was saved.

Key Words: Stiff joint, Physical therapy, Trauma, Disability, Industrial accident


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