Extracorporeal shockwave therapy ineffective for patellar tendinopathy
No effect of extracorporeal shockwave therapy on patellar tendinopathy in jumping athletes during the competitive season: a randomized clinical trialAm J Sports Med June 2011 vol. 39 no. 6 1191-1199
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Jumping athletes in sports, such as volleyball and basketball, are at risk of overuse injuries with a common injury being patellar tendinopathy. 62 eligible jumping athletes with patellar tendinopathy for 3-12 months were randomized to receive either extracorporeal shockwave therapy (ESWT) or placebo, to determine the efficacy of EWST in the treatment of this injury. Pain and function in these ath...
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