2014, Number 09
MediSan 2014; 18 (09)
Palay DMS, Pereira DOL, Martén DN, Carrión CPÁ, Esteris PM
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ABSTRACTA therapeutical intervention study was carried out on 32 patients randomly selected of 36 who attended the orthopedics and traumatology departments in "Saturnino Lora Torres" Teaching Clinical Surgical Provincial Hospital in Santiago de Cuba from October, 2010 to June, 2011 for presenting humeral epicondylitis, in order to evaluate the effectiveness of the acupunture therapy in them. Pair numbers were assigned for the control group and odd numbers for the study. The final evaluation of patients treated allowed to affirm that they responded better to the acupuntural treatment (in 14 of 16, for 88.0%) and that although some complications were presented, their effectiveness overcomes the western procedures for the relief of pain.