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SARDUY ROMERO,, Faustina; DIAZ SUAREZ,, Itala del Rosario  and  SOTO CASARES,, Josefa María. Physiatrist work results in Cisne II, Ecuador. From January to April 2018. Medisur [online]. 2021, vol.19, n.2, pp.307-310.  Epub Apr 30, 2021. ISSN 1727-897X.


Cuba has provided its services in many countries around the world, including Ecuador. Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation is one of specialties that have worked there.


to describe the results of Physiatry work in Cisne II Ecuador, from January to April 2018.


descriptive study that included all the patients treated by the Cuban doctor who worked at the Cisne II Health Center, type C. The measured variables: number of patients treated, sex, age groups and conditions treated. The data were obtained from the locality Department of Statistics, Admission and Archives.


1110 patients were treated, mainly female (54%) and the group between 45 and 64 years old. The most frequently treated condition was knee osteoarthritis (26.7%) followed by low back pain (23.1%); the least frequently observed was hemiplegia with 0.78%.


a significant number of people received medical service benefits for the common illness treatment among the population, something they had never had before.

Keywords : osteoarthritis, knee; rehabilitation.

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