Medicine (Baltimore) 2022 Mar;101(11)
Department of Minimally invasive Orthopaedics, Zhengzhou Orthopaedic Hospital, Zhengzhou, Henan, China,Department I of Neck, Shoulder, Waist and Leg pain, Zhengzhou Orthopaedic Hospital, Zhengzhou, Henan, China,Department of Preclinical, The Third Affiliated Hospital of Henan University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Zhengzhou, Henan, China.
Background: After reduction and fixation of a fracture around the knee (FAK), excessive injury, improper treatment, soft tissue damage, and blood circulation damage often lead to limb dysfunction, which seriously affects limb rehabilitation and the patient's quality of life. Shaoyao Gancao Decoction (SGD) is an important means of treatment; however, it is not widely applied because of the lack of evidence about the effectiveness of oral drugs in the treatment of limb dysfunction. This study aimed to evaluate the effects of SGD on patients with limb dysfunction from the perspectives of pain, limb edema, stiffness, as well as physical dysfunction. Read More