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Journal of the Korean Academy of Rehabilitation Medicine 1995;19(4):3.
Effect of Infrared Therapy on the Type II Collagen Induced Arthritis in Rat
Jin Ho Kim, M.D., Yong Wook Kwon, M.D., Seong Jae Lee, M.D., Kisung Yoon, M.D., Kyoung Moo Lee, M.D.*
Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Chungbuk National University College of Medicine*
적외선 요법이 흰 쥐의 제2형 콜라겐 유발 관절염에 미치는 영향에 관한 연구
김진호, 권용욱, 이성재, 윤기성, 이경무*
서울대학교 의과대학 재활의학교실, 충북대학교 의과대학 재활의학교실*

Infrared therapy has been used widely in the treatment of many painful conditions, burns, contractures, and inflammatory processes, etc. But, its effect on rheumatoid arthritis has not been studied much. In animal models of experimental arthritis, Type II collagen induced arthritis is similar to rheumatoid arthritis in pathophysiological, clinical and immunological aspects. We made arthritis in 32 rats by intradermal injection of type II collagen, and treated them with infrared irradiation. The therapeutic effect was followed by measuring arthritis index, radiologic index, and intermalleolar distance. The results showed no significant change between before and after treatment. Also, no significant difference was observed between control and treatment groups.

Key Words: Collagen, Arthritis, Infrared, Physical therapy


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