Effectiveness of Initial Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy on the Newly Diagnosed Lateral or Medial Epicondylitis

@inproceedings{Lee2012EffectivenessOI,
  title={Effectiveness of Initial Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy on the Newly Diagnosed Lateral or Medial Epicondylitis},
  author={Sang Seok Lee and Sangkuk Kang and Noh Kyoung Park and Chan Woo Lee and Ho Sup Song and Min Kyun Sohn and Kang Hee Cho and Jung Hwan Kim},
  booktitle={Annals of rehabilitation medicine},
  year={2012}
}
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the effectiveness of initial extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT) for patients newly diagnosed with lateral or medial epicondylitis, compared to local steroid injection. METHOD An analysis was conducted of twenty-two patients who were newly confirmed as lateral or medial epicondylitis through medical history and physical examination. The ESWT group (n=12) was treated once a week for 3 weeks using low energy (0.06-0.12 mJ/mm(2), 2,000 shocks), while the local steroid… CONTINUE READING
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