Application of MET Technique after Upper Limb Dysfunction after Breast Cancer Surgery

Yanan Jin (Zhengzhou Central Hospital Affiliated to Zhengzhou University)
Jingxin Wang (Zhengzhou Central Hospital Affiliated to Zhengzhou University)
Huayun Liu (Zhengzhou Central Hospital Affiliated to Zhengzhou University)
Jiamei Zhen (Zhengzhou Central Hospital Affiliated to Zhengzhou University)


Object: Explore the application and actual effect of MET (Muscle Energy) technology after breast cancer surgery with upper limb dysfunction. Methods: Taking 40 female breast cancer patients who underwent surgical treatment in our hospital from September 2017 to June 2019 as the research objects, all of them successfully completed modified radical mastectomy for breast cancer. According to different nursing methods, the patients were randomly divided into two groups. The experiment There were 20 cases in each group and the control group. The control group was given routine functional recovery exercise intervention after the operation, and the experimental group added MET technology to the base of the control group. One month after the operation, the functional recovery of the affected limbs of the two groups of patients was effectively assessed. The upper limb dysfunction of the two groups was compared by statistical methods, and the shoulder joint range of motion (ROM) was used for performance. Results: Through early functional recovery training and MET technology, 19 cases of ROM in the experimental group showed compliance (95%), compared with only 14 cases (70%) in the control group. The difference in upper limb dysfunction between the two groups is very obvious with statistical significance (P<0.05). Conclusions: Early functional recovery training combined with muscle energy technology can promote the recovery of upper limb dysfunction after breast cancer surgery faster and better, which is conducive to the recovery of patients as soon as possible and improve the quality of life.


MET technology; Muscle energy technology; Breast cancer; Upper limb dysfunction

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