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Volume:4 Issue:11 Number:29 ISSN#:2563-5476
ACE Report #8073
Ace Report Cover Shoulder & Elbow

Therapeutic ultrasound not beneficial in rotator cuff tendinopathy in low quality studies

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OrthoEvidence. Therapeutic ultrasound not beneficial in rotator cuff tendinopathy in low quality studies. ACE Report. 2015;4(11):29. Available from: https://myorthoevidene.com/AceReport/Report/8073

Study Type:Meta-analysis/Systematic Review
OE Level Evidence:3
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

The efficacy of therapeutic ultrasound for rotator cuff tendinopathy: A systematic review and meta-analysis

Phys Ther Sport. 2015 Aug;16(3):276-84.

Contributing Authors: F Desmeules J Boudreault JS Roy C Dionne P Frémont JC Macdermid

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11 randomized controlled studies of low methodological quality were included in this systematic review and meta-analysis, to determine the efficacy of therapeutic ultrasound in adults with rotator cuff tendinopathy. Results indicated that therapeutic ultrasound was not beneficial in terms of improving pain or function when compared to other active treatment, placebo, or as an addition to exercise.

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