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Table 4 Usual care of knee osteoarthritis and knee meniscal and ligament injury, excluding prescription medication use

From: Analysis of medical service use of knee osteoarthritis and knee meniscal and ligament injuries in Korea: a cross-sectional study of national patient sample data

  Subtypes Total Inpatient Outpatient
Knee OA Knee meniscal and ligament injury Knee OA Knee meniscal and ligament injury Knee OA Knee meniscal and ligament injury
N = 48,321 % N = 19,136 % N = 3084 % N = 2434 % N = 48,000 % N = 18,540 %
Surgery Replacement Arthroplasty, Total Arthroplasty, knee 1466 3.03 1 0.01 1466 47.54 1 0.04
Replacement Arthroplasty, Hemiarthroplasty, knee 89 0.18 89 2.89
Revision of Replacement Arthroplasty, Total Arthroplasty, knee 26 0.05 26 0.84
Revision of Replacement Arthroplasty, Hemiarthroplasty, knee 8 0.02 8 0.26
Menisectomy, Medial or Lateral 182 0.38 586 3.06 182 5.90 584 23.99 2 0.01
Menisectomy, Medial and Lateral 44 0.09 151 0.79 44 1.43 151 6.20
Repair of Meniscus, Medial or Lateral 18 0.04 222 1.16 18 0.58 222 9.12
Repair of Meniscus, Medial and Lateral 2 0.00 35 0.18 2 0.06 35 1.44
Reconstruction of Cruciate Ligament 446 2.33 446 18.32
Repair of Cruciate Ligament 1 0.00 11 0.06 1 0.03 11 0.45
Injection Intraarticular Injection 26,883 55.63 334 1.75 427 13.85 107 4.40 26,695 55.61 296 1.60
Subcutaneous or Intramuscular Injection 19,722 40.81 6457 33.74 2572 83.40 1775 72.93 18,265 38.05 5279 28.47
Physiotherapy Superficial Heat Therapy 24,261 50.21 8774 45.85 1486 48.18 952 39.11 23,575 49.11 8319 44.87
Deep Heat Therapy 22,128 45.79 8032 41.97 1285 41.67 863 35.46 21,511 44.81 7603 41.01
Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation 14,281 29.55 4804 25.10 969 31.42 572 23.50 13,736 28.62 4467 24.09
Interferential Current Therapy 12,306 25.47 4195 21.92 980 31.78 563 23.13 11,698 24.37 3853 20.78
Laser Therapya 3423 7.08 1705 8.91 327 10.60 216 8.87 3172 6.61 1557 8.40
Therapeutic Exercisea 2016 4.17 811 4.24 1806 58.56 652 26.79 612 1.28 381 2.06
Simple Therapeutic Exercise 1712 3.54 673 3.52 434 14.07 174 7.15 1358 2.83 537 2.90
Cold Therapy, Cold Pack 1119 2.32 785 4.10 423 13.72 195 8.01 774 1.61 647 3.49
Myofascial Trigger Point Injection Therapyb 609 1.26 58 0.30 37 1.20 7 0.29 576 1.20 51 0.28
  1. OA Osteoarthritis
  2. aSimple rehabilitation treatments, which can be prescribed by specialists of rehabilitation medicine, orthopedic surgery, neurosurgery, neurology, general surgery, cardiovascular surgery, and anesthesiology
  3. bComplex rehabilitation treatment, which can only be prescribed by specialists of rehabilitation medicine