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Journal of the Korean Academy of Rehabilitation Medicine 2005;29(1):98-101.
Effects of Intensive Early Rehabilitation Program in Postmastectomy Patients.
Song, Woo Hyun , Hwang, Chang Ho , Na, Hyo Jin , Sung, In Young , Ahn, Se Hyun
1Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Asan Medical Center, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Korea. iysung@amc.seoul.kr
2Department of General Surgery, Asan Medical Center, University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Korea.
유방절제술 후 적극적 조기재활치료의 효과
송우현, 황창호, 나효진, 성인영, 안세현1
울산대학교 의과대학 서울아산병원 재활의학교실, 1외과학교실
Abstract
Objective
To investigate whether early postmastectomy rehabilitation program could improve shoulder function and upper limb edema.
Method
40 patients who underwent either a breast conserving procedure or a modified radical mastectomy were included. Among 40 patients, 20 patients recieved early postmastectomy rehabilitation program and 20 patients were recieved only instruction for exercise. The patinets were assessed on the three days after surgery and one month after surgery. The range of motion (ROM) of shoulder, pain onmobility of shoulder and arm circumference were evaluated.
Results
One month after surgery, both groups showed improvements in shoulder motion range, pain and edema. But there were significantly better in early rehabilitation group than control group (p<0.05).
Conclusion
We concluded that early postmastectomy rehabilitation program was beneficial in regaining the shoulder motion and in reduction of pain and edema. (J Korean Acad Rehab Med 2005; 29: 98-101)
Key Words: Breast cancer, Range of motion, Rehabilitation program, Edema


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