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Volume:3 Issue:4 Number:1 ISSN#:2563-5476
ACE Report #4047
Ace Report Cover Shoulder & Elbow

Combined ultrasound-guided needling and shockwave therapy for calcifying tendonitis

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OrthoEvidence. Combined ultrasound-guided needling and shockwave therapy for calcifying tendonitis. ACE Report. 2014;3(4):1. Available from: https://myorthoevidene.com/AceReport/Report/4047

Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Ultrasound-guided needling combined with shock-wave therapy for the treatment of calcifying tendonitis of the shoulder

J Bone Joint Surg Br. 2005 Apr;87(4):501-7

Contributing Authors: C Krasny M Enenkel N Aigner M Wlk F Landsiedl

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This trial randomized patients with calcific tendonitis to receive ultrasound-guided needling followed by high-energy shockwave therapy (Group I, n=40) or shock-wave therapy alone (Group II, n=40). After mean follow-up of 4.1 months, those in the Group I had better clinical results as measured by Shoulder Constant scores as well as radiographs showing a significant decrease in calcific deposits wh...

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