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ACE Report #5768
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Radial extracorporeal shock-wave therapy: no effect on chronic rotator cuff tendinitis


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

Radial extracorporeal shock-wave therapy in patients with chronic rotator cuff tendinitis: A prospective randomised double-blind placebo-controlled multicentre trial

Bone Joint J. 2013 Nov 1;95-B(11):1521-6

Contributing Authors: A Kolk KG Auw Yang R Tamminga H van der Hoeven

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Synopsis

82 patients, between the ages of 18 and 67 years of age, showing clinical signs of chronic tendinitis for at least 6 months, were randomly assigned into one of two treatment groups (intervention or placebo) to test the effect of radial extracorporeal shock-wave therapy (rESWT) on patients with chronic tendinitis of the rotator cuff, 6 months after treatment. The results of the study demonstrated t...

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