Retrospective study of therapeutic effect of Tongbi paste vs Fufangzhuifeng paste for shoulder periarthritis

Authors

  • Shixiong Yi Department of Rehabilitation, Chongqing Traditional Chinese Medicine Hospital, Chongqing, China
  • Jie Zhou Department of Rehabilitation, Chongqing Traditional Chinese Medicine Hospital, Chongqing, China

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.47391/JPMA.20-335

Abstract

Objectives: To compare the therapeutic effects of Tongbi and Fufangzhuifeng pastes in shoulder periarthritis.

Methods: The retrospective study was conducted at the Chongqing Traditional Chinese Medicine Hospital, China, and comprised data of shoulder periarthritis patients who were treated from December 2018 to June 2019. Group A had data of patients treated with Tongbi paste and group B had data of patients treated with Fufangzhuifeng paste. The groups were compared for effect on pain, shoulder flexion, abduction and extension. Data was analysed using SPSS 22.

Results: Of the 81 patients, 43(53%) were in group A; 18(42%) males and 25(58%) females with an overall mean age of 54.26±12.38 years (range: 28-79 years) who were suffering from shoulder periarthritis for a mean duration of 5.08±3.07 months (range: 0.25-13 months). There were 38(47%) patient in group B; 23(60.5%) females and 15(39.5%) males with an overall mean age of 53.08±11.08 years (range: 33-76 years) who were suffering from shoulder periarthritis for a mean duration of 4.96±2.77 months (range: 1-12 months). Mean pain, shoulder flexion, abduction and extension scores after two weeks of treatment were significantly better for group A compared to group B (p<0.001), but after three weeks of treatment, intergroup differences were different but not significant (p>0.05).

Conclusions: Tongbi and Fufangzhuifeng pastes were fund to have a positive effect in the treatment of shoulder periarthritis, with the former providing faster relief.

Key Words: Retrospective study, Shoulder periarthritis, Traditional Chinese medicine.

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Published

2022-02-03

How to Cite

Shixiong Yi, & Jie Zhou. (2022). Retrospective study of therapeutic effect of Tongbi paste vs Fufangzhuifeng paste for shoulder periarthritis. Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association, 72(01), 53–56. https://doi.org/10.47391/JPMA.20-335

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Research Article