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Meta-analysis
ACE Report #11997
Ace Report Cover Shoulder & Elbow

Tennis elbow: better pain relief and grip strength with shockwave therapy than with ultrasound


Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:1
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

A comparative study of the efficacy of ultrasonics and extracorporeal shock wave in the treatment of tennis elbow: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials

J Orthop Surg Res. 2019;14(1):248. doi: 10.1186/s13018-019-1290-y

Contributing Authors: C Yan Y Xiong L Chen Y Endo L Hu M Liu J Liu H Xue A Abududilibaier B Mi G Liu

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Synopsis

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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