Extracorporeal shock wave therapy for calcifying tendinitis of the shoulder.

  title={Extracorporeal shock wave therapy for calcifying tendinitis of the shoulder.},
  author={C T Hsu and Der-Yean Wang and Kuo-Fung Tseng and Yi-chin Fong and H Hsu and Yick-Fung Jim},
  journal={Journal of shoulder and elbow surgery},
  volume={17 1},
We prospectively studied extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT) for calcific tendinitis of the shoulder in 46 consecutive patients. All patients were randomly divided into 2 groups: treatment and control. The 33 patients in the treatment group received 2 courses of ESWT at the energy density of 0.55 mJ/mm(2) (1000 impulses). The control group underwent sham treatment with a dummy electrode (13 patients). Evaluation included the Constant score, pain scale, and radiographs. The ESWT results… CONTINUE READING
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