[Clinical randomized controlled trial on ultrashort wave and magnetic therapy for the treatment of early stage distal radius fractures].

Author: Wang GJ, Liu J.
Affiliation: Department of Rehabilitation, No.1 People's Hospital of Zigong City, Zigong 643000, Sichuan, China. 373797531@qq.com
Conference/Journal: Zhongguo Gu Shang.
Date published: 2012 Jul
Other: Volume ID: 25 , Issue ID: 7 , Pages: 572-5 , Special Notes: [Article in Chinese] , Word Count: 379


OBJECTIVE:
To explore the effect of application of ultrashort wave and magnetic therapy instrument on the swelling regression in distal radius fractures treated by splint external fixation in initial stage.
METHODS:
From March 2007 to May 2010,90 patients with distal radial fracture were treated by manual reduction and splint external fixation. After manual reduction and small splints external fixation, these patients were randomly divided into electrical physical therapy group, western medicine group and the control group by the order of calling number, with 30 cases each group. In control group, there were 9 males and 21 females with an average age of (61.29 +/- 1.97) years, the patients raised and exercise the limb and fingers only. The other two groups also carried out this treatment. In electrical physical therapy group, there were 9 males and 21 females with an average age of (62.37 +/- 2.48) years, the patients were treated with ultrashort wave and magnetic therapy instrument for early intervention, once a day, 5 days for a course of treatment and three cycle were operated. In western medicine group,there were 8 males and 22 females with an average age of (60.12 +/- 2.87) years, the patients were injected with beta-aescin (20 mg, intravenous injection,once a day) for 5 days, followed by Danshen injection (20 ml, intravenous injection, once a day) for 10 days. The limb swelling of patients were assessed every day for 20 days after manual reduction and small splints external fixation.
RESULTS:
The time of swelling regression in electrical physical therapy group, western medicine group and the control group were respectively (9.62 +/- 3.32), (10.05 +/- 3.05) and (14.57 +/- 2.93) days. Both of that in electrical physical therapy group and western medicine group were shorter than that in the control group (P<0.05), then there were not statistical difference between electrical physical therapy group and western medicine group (P>0.05). The effective rate of swelling regression in electrical physical therapy group, western medicine group and the control group were 86.67%, 80.00%, 46.66% respectively. There was no significant differences between electrical physical therapy group and western medicine group in the curative effect, but both of them had advantage over the control group.
CONCLUSION:
Application of ultrashort wave and magnetic therapy instrument for treatment of distal radial fractures in initial stage can promote the regression of limb swelling evidently, which is similar to the intravenous infusion of beta-aescin injection and Danshen injection in curative effect.
PMID: 23115989

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