Shockwave Therapy vs. Celecoxib for Hip Pain from Femoral Head Necrosis
Effects of individual shock wave therapy vs celecoxib on hip pain caused by femoral head necrosis.World J Clin Cases. 2023 Mar 26;11(9): 1974-1984.
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72 patients with osteonecrosis of the femoral head were randomized to receive 5 sessions of extracorporeal shockwave therapy guided by MRI-3D reconstruction (n=36) or 9 days of celecoxib with sham shockwave therapy (n=36). All patients received alendronate in addition to study interventions. The primary outcome of interest was treatment efficacy after the 2nd week of treatment (Harris Hip Score [H...
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