Tennis elbow: better pain relief and grip strength with shockwave therapy than with ultrasound
A comparative study of the efficacy of ultrasonics and extracorporeal shock wave in the treatment of tennis elbow: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trialsJ Orthop Surg Res. 2019;14(1):248. doi: 10.1186/s13018-019-1290-y
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The authors performed a meta-analysis of five randomized controlled trials comparing extracorporeal shockwave therapy (ESWT) and ultrasound (US). A total of 233 patients were included, and the outcomes of interest were pain score (at baseline, 1 month, 3 months, and 6 months), grip strength, elbow function, and subjective judgment of comprehensive efficacy. Overall, the authors found that pain sco...
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