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Volume:9 Issue:12 Number:18 ISSN#:2563-5476
RCT
ACE Report #12446
Ace Report Cover Foot & Ankle

Limited Clinical Benefit of Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy for Insertional Achilles Tendinopathy


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OrthoEvidence. Limited Clinical Benefit of Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy for Insertional Achilles Tendinopathy . ACE Report. 2020;9(12):18. Available from: https://myorthoevidene.com/AceReport/Report/12446

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

Effectiveness of Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy in the Treatment of Chronic Insertional Achilles Tendinopathy.

Foot Ankle Int . 2020 Apr;41(4):403-410

Contributing Authors: J Orapin S Pinitkwamdee S Laohajaroensombat P Woratanarat

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Synopsis

Thirty-one patients with chronic insertional Achilles tendinopathy were randomized to receive low-energy extracorporeal shockwave therapy (ESWT) (n=16) or sham therapy (n=15). The primary outcome of interest was pain on a Visual Analogue Scale (VAS). The secondary outcome of interest was the VAS foot and ankle (VAS-FA) total score and pain, function and other complaints sub-scores. Additionally, t...

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