Which method is more effective in treatment of calcific tendinitis in the shoulder? Prospective randomized comparison between ultrasound-guided needling and extracorporeal shock wave therapy.

@article{Kim2014WhichMI,
  title={Which method is more effective in treatment of calcific tendinitis in the shoulder? Prospective randomized comparison between ultrasound-guided needling and extracorporeal shock wave therapy.},
  author={Yang-Soo Kim and Hyo Jin Lee and Yoon-vin Kim and Chae-Gwan Kong},
  journal={Journal of shoulder and elbow surgery},
  year={2014},
  volume={23 11},
  pages={1640-6}
}
HYPOTHESIS Ultrasound (US)-guided needling with subacromial corticosteroid injection is more effective than extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT) for function restoration and pain relief in patients with calcific tendinitis of the shoulder. METHODS Fifty-four patients diagnosed with unilateral painful calcific tendinitis were randomly allocated to a US needling or ESWT group. The US needling group underwent US-guided needling and received a subacromial corticosteroid injection. The ESWT… CONTINUE READING
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