Is extracorporeal shockwave therapy for calcifying tendinitis of the rotator cuff associated with a significant improvement in the Constant-Murley score? A systematic review

@article{Saithna2009IsES,
  title={Is extracorporeal shockwave therapy for calcifying tendinitis of the rotator cuff associated with a significant improvement in the Constant-Murley score? A systematic review},
  author={Adnan Saithna and E. Jenkinson and R. Boer and M. Costa and S. Drew},
  journal={Current Orthopaedic Practice},
  year={2009},
  volume={20},
  pages={566–571}
}
  • Adnan Saithna, E. Jenkinson, +2 authors S. Drew
  • Published 2009
  • Medicine
  • Current Orthopaedic Practice
  • Calcifying tendinitis of the rotator cuff is a common enthesopathy characterized by calcium pyrophosphate crystal deposition. Patients present with impingement type symptoms that include restricted range of movement and pain, particularly on abduction or overhead activities. The first line of treatment typically is conservative and includes physiotherapy, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications and corticosteroid injection. Failure of conservative management is an indication for operative… CONTINUE READING
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