Revista Archivo Médico de Camagüey
versión ISSN 1025-0255
SANCHEZ VALDEOLLA, Oscar Eduardo; BETANCOURT SANCHEZ, Rafael; PADILLA DE LA CRUZ, Ramón y MENDEZ CARDENAS, Ignacio. Reduction of Colles´s closed fracture with electroacupuncture.: A case report. AMC [online]. 2008, vol.12, n.4, pp. 0-0. ISSN 1025-0255.
The case of a white, 18-year-old patient is presented, with previous health antecedents that came to the emergency room by presenting intense pain in the right hand with deformity of the articulation of the wrist, which was produced by a fall. The clinical diagnosis to the X-rays was verified, a Colles´s closed fracture was appreciated. Electroacupuncture treatment with the objective to evaluate the efficacy of this acupunctural method to achieve the manual reduction of this fracture was applied. Electroacupuncture in the same side of the lesion was performed, by means of the local points large intestine 4 (Ig 4: Hegu) and Sanliao 5 (Sj 5: Waiguan) with analgesic purposes with the employment of the KWD 808 II multipurpose electroacupunctural equipment, of Chinese production, with continuous wave to a tolerable intensity for the patient and high frequency (100 herz), then it was proceeded to carry out the reductive maneuver of the fracture and the technique through the variable pain during manipulation was evaluated. The reductive maneuver turned out to be efficient with the use of this technique since it could be carried out without pain neither complaints by the patient.
Palabras llave : Colles fracture; electroacupuncture [methods]; case-control studies.