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Volume:8 Issue:9 Number:1 ISSN#:2563-5476
RCT
ACE Report #12308
Ace Report Cover Shoulder & Elbow

Similar Clinical Outcomes with ESWT and US-Guided Needling for Calcific Tendinitis of Rotator Cuff


Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:1
Journal Level of Evidence:1

Comparing Ultrasound-Guided Needling Combined With a Subacromial Corticosteroid Injection Versus High-Energy Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy for Calcific Tendinitis of the Rotator Cuff: A Randomized Controlled Trial.

Arthroscopy. 2020 Jul;36(7):1823-1833.

Contributing Authors: JKG Louwerens IN Sierevelt ET Kramer R Boonstra MPJ Van den Bekerom BJ van Royen D Eygendaal A van Noort

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Synopsis

Eighty-six patients with calcific tendinitis of the rotator cuff were randomized to receive 4 sessions of extracorporeal shockwave therapy (ESWT) or 1 session of ultrasound (US) guided needling. Outcomes of interest included pain on a Visual Analog Scale (VAS), Constant Murley Scores (CMS), Disability of the Arm, Shoulder and Hand (DASH) score, change in symptoms, and the magnitude of calcific dep...

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