Extracorporeal shock-wave therapy for tendonitis of the rotator cuff. A double-blind, randomised, controlled trial.

@article{Speed2002ExtracorporealST,
  title={Extracorporeal shock-wave therapy for tendonitis of the rotator cuff. A double-blind, randomised, controlled trial.},
  author={Cathy A. Speed and Cynthia Richards and Diane Nichols and S{\'e}verine Burnet and Joshua Wies and Hayley Humphreys and Brian L. Hazleman},
  journal={The Journal of bone and joint surgery. British volume},
  year={2002},
  volume={84 4},
  pages={509-12}
}
We have performed a double-blind placebo-controlled trial of moderate doses of extracorporeal shock-wave therapy (ESWT) for non-calcific tendonitis of the rotator cuff. Adults (74) with chronic tendonitis of the rotator cuff were randomised to receive either active (1500 pulses ESWT at 0.12 mJ/mm2) or sham treatment, monthly for three months. All were assessed before each treatment, and at one and three months after the completion of treatment. The outcome was measured with regard to pain in… CONTINUE READING

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