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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29610612/the-effectiveness-of-radial-extracorporeal-shock-wave-therapy-for-chronic-achilles-tendinopathy-a-case-report-with-18-months-follow-up
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Erieta Dimitrije Nikolikj-Dimitrova, Cvetanka Gjerakaroska-Savevska, Valentina Koevska, Biljana Mitrevska, Marija Gocevska, Maja Manoleva, Biljana Kalchovska-Ivanovska
BACKGROUND: Achilles tendinopathy (AT) is a pathological state resulting from repetitive loading or stress on the tendon. The article aims to evaluate the effects of the low - energy radial extracorporeal shockwave therapy (RESWT) in the treatment of the adult with chronic insertional Achilles tendinopathy (AT) after the unsuccessful conservative treatment, with 18 months follow - up evaluation. CASE REPORT: We report the case of a 55 years - old male suffering from severe right posterior heel pain for 4 months...
March 15, 2018: Open Access Macedonian Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29593978/quantitative-assessments-of-mechanical-responses-upon-radial-extracorporeal-shock-wave-therapy
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Yajun Liu, Xiaodong Chen, Anyi Guo, Sijin Liu, Guoqing Hu
Although radial extracorporeal shock wave therapy (rESWT) has been widely used to treat orthopedic disorders with promising clinical results, rESWT largely relies on clinicians' personal experiences and arbitrary judgments, without knowing relationships between administration doses and effective doses at target sites. In fact, practitioners lack a general and reliable way to assess propagation and distribution of pressure waves inside biological tissues quantitatively. This study develops a methodology to combine experimental measurements and computational simulations to obtain pressure fields from rESWT through calibrating and validating computational models with experimental measurements...
March 2018: Advanced Science (Weinheim, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29434689/lower-energy-radial-shock-wave-therapy-improves-characteristics-of-hypertrophic-scar-in-a-rabbit-ear-model
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Jing-Chun Zhao, Bo-Ru Zhang, Kai Shi, Jian Wang, Qing-Hua Yu, Jia-Ao Yu
The aim of the present study was to investigate the effects of radial extracorporeal shock wave therapy (rESWT) on scar characteristics and transforming growth factor (TGF)-β1/Smad signaling in order to explore a potential modality for the treatment of hypertrophic scars (HS). The HS model was generated in rabbit ears, then rabbits were randomly divided into 3 groups: Lower (L)-ESWT [treated with rESWT with lower energy flux density (EFD) of 0.1 mJ/mm2 ], higher (H)-ESWT (treated with a higher EFD of 0.18 mJ/mm2 ) and the sham ESWT group (S-ESWT; no ESWT treatment)...
January 2018: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29370788/comparison-of-single-dose-radial-extracorporeal-shock-wave-and-local-corticosteroid-injection-for-treatment-of-carpal-tunnel-syndrome-including-mid-term-efficacy-a-prospective-randomized-controlled-trial
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Pichitchai Atthakomol, Worapaka Manosroi, Areerak Phanphaisarn, Sureeporn Phrompaet, Sawan Iammatavee, Siam Tongprasert
BACKGROUND: Recent studies have reported that radial extracorporeal shock wave therapy (rESWT) reduces pain and improves function in patients with mild to moderately severe carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) compared to a placebo. However, most of those studies used multi-session rESWT combined with wrist support and evaluation of efficacy was limited to a maximum of 14 weeks. METHODS: The prospective randomized controlled trial compared efficacy in relieving pain and improving clinical function between single-dose rESWT and local corticosteroid injection (LCsI) over the mid-term (24 weeks)...
January 25, 2018: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29207984/individualised-radial-extracorporeal-shock-wave-therapy-reswt-for-symptomatic-calcific-shoulder-tendinopathy-a-retrospective-clinical-study
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Nikolaos Malliaropoulos, Dawn Thompson, Maria Meke, Debasish Pyne, Dimosthenis Alaseirlis, Henry Atkinson, Vasileios Korakakis, Heinz Lohrer
BACKGROUND: A retrospective single centre cohort analysis was performed to evaluate an individualised radial extracorporeal shock wave therapy (rESWT) protocol for treatment of symptomatic calcific shoulder tendinopathy. METHODS: 67 patients (79 Shoulders) were identified with 76 shoulders included for analysis. rESWT treatment protocol was adapted according to individual response to treatment. Variables included number of sessions, shockwave impulses, pressure and frequency...
December 6, 2017: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127399/radial-extracorporeal-shock-wave-therapy-enhances-the-proliferation-and-differentiation-of-neural-stem-cells-by-notch-pi3k-akt-and-wnt-%C3%AE-catenin-signaling
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Jing Zhang, Nan Kang, Xiaotong Yu, Yuewen Ma, Xining Pang
Neural stem cell (NSC) proliferation and differentiation play a pivotal role in the repair of brain function in central nervous system (CNS) diseases. Radial extracorporeal shock wave therapy (rESWT) is a non-invasive and innovative treatment for many conditions, yet little is known about the effects of this treatment on NSCs. Mouse NSCs (NE-4C) were exposed to rESWT with 1.0, 1.5, 2.0, 2.5, 3.0, and 3.5 bar (500 impulses, and 2 Hz) in vitro. Cell viability test results indicated that rESWT, at a dose of 2...
November 10, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29110711/radial-extracorporeal-shock-wave-therapy-is-efficient-and-safe-in-the-treatment-of-fracture-nonunions-of-superficial-bones-a-retrospective-case-series
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Paulo Kertzman, Nikolaus B M Császár, John P Furia, Christoph Schmitz
BACKGROUND: A substantial body of evidence supports the use of focused extracorporeal shock wave therapy (fESWT) in the non-invasive treatment of fracture nonunions. On the other hand, virtually no studies exist on the use of radial extracorporeal shock wave therapy (rESWT) for this indication. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed 22 patients treated with rESWT for fracture nonunions of superficial bones that failed to heal despite initial surgical fixation in most cases...
November 6, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28665531/radial-extracorporeal-shock-wave-therapy-for-relief-of-arthralgia-in-rheumatoid-arthritis
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Yiming Liu, Tingjie Zhang, Yi Feng
More than one-third of the population with rheumatoid arthritis requires adjuvant analgesic treatment after antirheumatic therapy. In addition to analgesics, another option is radial extracorporeal shock wave therapy (rESWT), a novel physical therapy that has been successfully used in the treatment of many types of chronic soft tissue pain. We report a series of 15 patients who suffered from arthralgia after being on disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs for more than 3 months. Participants received rESWT for 3 months as an adjuvant therapy...
June 30, 2017: Pain Practice: the Official Journal of World Institute of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28655271/one-year-results-of-a-randomized-controlled-trial-on-radial-extracorporeal-shock-wave-treatment-with-predictors-of-pain-disability-and-return-to-work-in-patients-with-subacromial-pain-syndrome
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Elisabeth Kvalvaag, Cecilie Røe, Kaia B Engebretsen, Helene L Soberg, Niels G Juel, Erik Bautz-Holter, Leiv Sandvik, Jens I Brox
BACKGROUND: Radial extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy (rESWT) is increasingly used to treat patients with subacromial pain syndrome despite conflicting evidence of its effectiveness. Better knowledge regarding prognostic factors may contribute to the improvement in treatment and prognosis for the patients. AIM: The first aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of rESWT in addition to supervised exercises in patients with subacromial pain syndrome after one year...
June 27, 2017: European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650749/comparative-effectiveness-of-radial-extracorporeal-shockwave-therapy-and-ultrasound-guided-local-corticosteroid-injection-treatment-for-plantar-fasciitis
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Sehriban Hocaoglu, Umit Erkan Vurdem, Mehtap Aykac Cebicci, Serap Tomruk Sutbeyaz, Zuhal Guldeste, Serap Gurek Yunsuroglu
BACKGROUND: We compared the long-term clinical and ultrasonographic effects of radial extracorporeal shockwave therapy (rESWT) versus ultrasound-guided corticosteroid injection treatment in patients with plantar fasciitis unresponsive to conservative therapy. METHODS: Seventy-two patients with unilateral plantar fasciitis were randomized to receive either rESWT (three times once per week) (n = 36) or corticosteroid treatment (a single 1-mL dose of betamethasone sodium plus 0...
May 2017: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28586628/effectiveness-of-radial-extracorporeal-shock-wave-therapy-reswt-when-combined-with-supervised-exercises-in-patients-with-subacromial-shoulder-pain-a-double-masked-randomized-sham-controlled-trial
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Elisabeth Kvalvaag, Jens Ivar Brox, Kaia Beck Engebretsen, Helene Lundgaard Soberg, Niels Gunnar Juel, Erik Bautz-Holter, Leiv Sandvik, Cecilie Roe
BACKGROUND: Subacromial shoulder pain is a common complaint, and radial extracorporeal shock wave therapy (rESWT) is increasingly used to treat this condition. Although many therapists use rESWT in combination with supervised exercises, no studies have evaluated the additional effect of rESWT with supervised exercises for subacromial shoulder pain. PURPOSE: To assess whether rESWT is more effective than sham rESWT when combined with supervised exercises for improving pain and function in patients with subacromial shoulder pain...
September 2017: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536215/sesamoid-osteonecrosis-treated-with-radial-extracorporeal-shock-wave-therapy
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Dawn Thompson, Nikos Malliaropoulos, Nat Padhiar
Sesamoid osteonecrosis is a disabling condition resulting in severe forefoot pain, for which there are limited treatment options. We present a 52-year-old man with 1-year history of pain, aggravated by walking and playing tennis. On examination, pain was localised to plantar aspect of the first metatarsophalangeal joint. Imaging revealed evolving end-stage avascular necrosis of lateral sesamoid with early secondary degenerative changes. Previous exhaustive conservative treatment had been unsuccessful in alleviating his pain...
May 22, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28469806/radial-extracorporeal-shock-wave-therapy-improves-cerebral-blood-flow-and-neurological-function-in-a-rat-model-of-cerebral-ischemia
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Nan Kang, Jing Zhang, Xiaotong Yu, Yuewen Ma
We performed middle cerebral artery occlusion (MCAO) in rats to investigate the effect and some of the underlying mechanisms of radial extracorporeal shock wave therapy (rESWT) in cerebral ischemia rats. We measured neurological function and cerebral blood flow (CBF) using a full-field laser perfusion imager and brain infarct volume on days 3, 12, and 30. Immunofluorescence, western blot, and real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR) techniques were used to detect the expression of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), neuron-specific enolase (NSE), nestin, Wnt3a, and β-catenin in the ischemic hemisphere...
2017: American Journal of Translational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28118806/refractory-patella-tendinopathy-with-failed-conservative-treatment-shock-wave-or-arthroscopy
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Hlm Williams, S A Jones, C Lyons, C Wilson, A Ghandour
AIM: To identify whether the location of refractory patella tendinopathy (PT) has an effect on treatment modality (radial extracorporeal shock wave therapy (rESWT) or arthroscopic debridement). METHODS: Between 2012 and 2014, 40 patients with PT underwent a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan. This confirmed the diagnosis as either involving the tendon itself (group A, 20) or with retropatella fat pad extension (group B, 20). All patients underwent rESWT. If there was no improvement patients proceeded with surgery in the form of arthroscopic debridement (by senior authors CW and AG)...
January 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910920/the-dose-dependent-efficiency-of-radial-shock-wave-therapy-for-patients-with-carpal-tunnel-syndrome-a-prospective-randomized-single-blind-placebo-controlled-trial
#15
Ming-Jen Ke, Liang-Cheng Chen, Yu-Ching Chou, Tsung-Ying Li, Heng-Yi Chu, Chia-Kuang Tsai, Yung-Tsan Wu
Recently, extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT) has been shown to be a novel therapy for carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS). However, previous studies did not examine the diverse effects of different-session ESWT for different-grades CTS. Thus, we conducted a randomized, single-blind, placebo-controlled study. Sixty-nine patients (90 wrists) with mild to moderate CTS were randomized into 3 groups. Group A and C patients received one session of radial ESWT (rESWT) and sham eESWT per week for 3 consecutive weeks, respectively; Group B patients received a single session of rESWT...
December 2, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893487/radial-extracorporeal-shock-wave-therapy-is-effective-and-safe-in-chronic-distal-biceps-tendinopathy
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John P Furia, Jan-Dirk Rompe, Nicola Maffulli, Angelo Cacchio, Christoph Schmitz
OBJECTIVE: To assess the efficacy and safety of radial extracorporeal shock wave therapy (rESWT) for chronic distal biceps tendinopathy (cDBT). DESIGN: Case-control study (level of evidence, 3). SETTING: SUN Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine. PATIENTS: Patients with a diagnosis of cDBT were recruited between January 2010 and February 2015. INTERVENTIONS: Patients received a single session of rESWT (2000 shock waves with energy flux density of 0...
September 2017: Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine: Official Journal of the Canadian Academy of Sport Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27843364/radial-extracorporeal-shockwave-therapy-for-the-treatment-of-finger-tenosynovitis-trigger-digit
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Nikos Malliaropoulos, Rosanna Jury, Debasish Pyne, Nat Padhiar, Jennifer Turner, Vasileios Korakakis, Maria Meke, Heinz Lohrer
INTRODUCTION: Stenosing tenosynovitis that is characterized by the inability to flex the digit smoothly, usually leads to prolonged rehabilitation or surgery. STUDY DESIGN: This case series is a retrospective cohort study. PURPOSE: The aim of this case series was to evaluate the effectiveness of radial extracorporeal shockwave therapy (rESWT) for the treatment of stenosing tenosynovitis of the digital flexor tendon (trigger digit). METHODS: A retrospective analysis of 44 patients (49 fingers) treated with an individually adapted rESWT protocol was conducted...
2016: Open Access Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27567022/long-term-results-of-radial-extracorporeal-shock-wave-treatment-for-chronic-plantar-fasciopathy-a-prospective-randomized-placebo-controlled-trial-with-two-years-follow-up
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Mahmoud I Ibrahim, Robert A Donatelli, Madeleine Hellman, Ahmed Z Hussein, John P Furia, Christoph Schmitz
Numerous randomized controlled trials (RCTs) demonstrated efficacy and safety of extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT) for chronic plantar fasciopathy (cPF). However, only two such RCTs investigated a follow-up period of more than 1 year, both applying focused ESWT. Corresponding data for radial ESWT (rESWT) have not yet been reported. We therefore tested the hypothesis that rESWT is effective and safe for the management of cPF with long-term follow-up of 2 years. To this end n = 50 patients with cPF were randomly allocated to either two sessions of rESWT (one session per week; 2,000 shock waves with energy flux density of 0...
July 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Research: Official Publication of the Orthopaedic Research Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27478843/success-and-recurrence-rate-after-radial-extracorporeal-shock-wave-therapy-for-plantar-fasciopathy-a-retrospective-study
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Nikos Malliaropoulos, Georgina Crate, Maria Meke, Vasileios Korakakis, Tanja Nauck, Heinz Lohrer, Nat Padhiar
Background and Aims. The exploration of an individualised protocol of radial extracorporeal shock wave therapy (rESWT) for plantar fasciopathy, assessing success rates and the recurrence rate over a 1-year period after treatment, is not yet identified in literature. Methods and Results. Between 2006 and 2013, 68 patients (78 heels) were assessed for plantar fasciopathy. An individualised rESWT treatment protocol was applied and retrospectively analysed. Heels were analysed for mean number of shock wave impulses, mean pressure, and mean frequency applied...
2016: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27446789/effect-of-radial-extracorporeal-shock-wave-therapy-on-hemiplegic-shoulder-pain-syndrome
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Sung Hwan Kim, Kang Wook Ha, Yun Hee Kim, Pyong-Hwa Seol, Ho-Jun Kwak, Seung-Wan Park, Byung-Ju Ryu
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effect of radial extracorporeal shock wave therapy (rESWT) on hemiplegic shoulder pain (HSP) syndrome. METHODS: In this monocentric, randomized, patient-assessor blinded, placebo-controlled trial, patients with HSP were randomly divided into the rESWT (n=17) and control (n=17) groups. Treatment was administered four times a week for 2 weeks. The visual analogue scale (VAS) score and Constant-Murley score (CS) were assessed before and after treatment, and at 2 and 4 weeks...
June 2016: Annals of Rehabilitation Medicine
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