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Int J Surg. 2015 Dec;24(Pt B):165-70. doi: 10.1016/j.ijsu.2015.09.034. Epub 2015 Oct 9.

Lateral epicondylitis: This is still a main indication for extracorporeal shockwave therapy.

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1
IZS - Berlin, Internationales Stoßwellenzentrum Berlin, Kurfürstendamm 61, D-10707, Berlin, Germany. Electronic address: SergejThiele@web.de.
2
IZS - Berlin, Internationales Stoßwellenzentrum Berlin, Kurfürstendamm 61, D-10707, Berlin, Germany.
3
Dept. Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology, University Schleswig Holstein, Campus Kiel, Arnold Heller Strasse, D-24105 Kiel, Germany.

Abstract

Extracorporeal shockwave therapy (ESWT) is used in a number of indications in the medical field. A number of tendinopathies show good and excellent results due to evidence based medicine. The treatment of lateral epicondylitis is known to show conflicting results. This overview of the published RCT's on ESWT for lateral epicondylitis tries to show the reasons for this conflicting data-base and point out, why we think that this is still a main indication for extracorporeal shockwave therapy.

KEYWORDS:

ESWT; Lateral epicondylitis; Main indication; Review RCT's; Shockwave therapy

PMID:
26455532
DOI:
10.1016/j.ijsu.2015.09.034
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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