21 May 2020

Osteopathic treatment leads to significantly greater reductions in chronic thoracic pain after CABG surgery: A randomised controlled trial

There are a number of long-term postoperative complications after coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery. Pulmonary function is decreased by 12% and 30%–50% of the patients have chronic thoracic pain. This randomised controlled trial with two parallel groups aimed to explore the effectiveness of osteopathic treatments (OTs) on these conditions. The standard care (SC) group and the and OT group received a 12-week standard cardiac rehabilitation programme, which was supplemented with four OTs for the OT group only. The outcome assessors were blinded to the patients’ allocation … MORE

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