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2021 May 28

Acupunct Med

Acupuncture combined with multidisciplinary care for recovery after traumatic multiple rib fractures: a prospective feasibility cohort study.


Kim K H, Lee C K, Cho H M, Kim Y, Kim S H, Shin M J, Kim J E, Shin Y K, Lee S J, Seok J, Choi J H, Kim M, Kim Y H
Acupunct Med. 2021 May 28:9645284211009539.
PMID: 34044603.


Acute pain significantly delays early physiological recovery and results in chronic functional disability in patients with traumatic multiple rib fractures (MRFs). This prospective cohort study aimed to investigate the feasibility of acupuncture combined with multidisciplinary care during recovery in patients with traumatic MRFs.