Treatment of calcifying tendinitis of the shoulder with shock wave therapy.

@article{Wang2001TreatmentOC,
  title={Treatment of calcifying tendinitis of the shoulder with shock wave therapy.},
  author={C J Wang and Ji Young Ko and Hongsong Chen},
  journal={Clinical orthopaedics and related research},
  year={2001},
  volume={387},
  pages={
          83-9
        }
}
In a prospective clinical study, the effectiveness of shock wave treatment for calcifying tendinitis in 31 shoulders in 29 patients (14 women and 15 men) with an average age of 52 years was assessed. Each shoulder was treated with 1,000 impulses of shock waves at 14 kV. A 100-point Constant score system was used for evaluation. The overall results of 20 patients (21 shoulders) with 12 weeks followup were no complaints in 23.8%, significantly improved in 38.1%, some improvement in 14.3%, and… CONTINUE READING

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