Woman, 31 years old. A fall at the effort caused a fracture of the right medial kneecap 11 days ago. She has a splint after treatment at the hospital, but the pain in the right knee joint was severe. After taking a lot of painkillers, the effect was not good.
Clinical review: The knee joint is swollen and sensitive around the kneecap. Examination of the knee ligament was negative. X-rays showed an internal crack in the kneecap and the fracture was not moved (Fig.49).
Diagnosis: fracture of the right kneecap Treatment: Acupuncture, Pain is relieved immediately after the needle; The needle is kept for 20 minutes. There's still a little pain after the needle is removed, Tell the patient to call if the pain recurs and there has been no call.
Discussion: Acupuncture not only has a good effect on the pain of various chronic diseases, but also has a good analgesic effect on the pain of acute injuries and fractures. It is a pity that acupuncture is rarely used in large hospitals to treat various post-fracture pains.