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