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ACE Report #11827
Ace Report Cover Foot & Ankle

No effect of rESW device appearance on clinical outcome in the treatment of plantar fasciitis


Study Type:Randomized Trial
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Radial extracorporeal shock wave device appearance does not influence clinical outcomes: A randomized controlled trial

J Rehabil Med. 2019 Mar 13;51(3):201-208.

Contributing Authors: A Morral G Urrutia I Gich X Bonfill R Ruiz

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Synopsis

135 patients with chronic plantar fasciitis were randomized to receive 3 sessions of radial extracorporeal shockwave (rESW) delivered on a standard device, a modified device aimed to improve attractiveness and look 'high-tech', or a modified austere device meant to look 'low-tech'. The primary outcome of interest was foot function, measured with the foot function index (FFI). Secondary outcomes of...

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