[The mechanical effects of shock waves in extracorporeal shock wave treatment of calcific tendinitis--an in vitro model].


OBJECTIVE Various studies have shown the benefit of the extracorporal shock wave therapy in the treatment of the calcific tendinitis. It was the aim of this study to examine the energy needed to disintegrate a calcific deposit. METHOD By using the in vitro model of the pig shoulder the mechanical effects of different energy levels and impulse rates on the… (More)