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Int Orthop. 1996;20(1):23-7.

Low-energy extracorporal shock wave therapy for persistent tennis elbow.

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Orthopaedic University Hospital, Mainz, Germany.

Abstract

Fifty patients who suffered from persistent tennis elbow for more than 12 months, and were referred for surgical treatment, were assigned at random to 2 groups of low-energy extracorporal shock wave therapy. Group I received a total of 3000 impulses of 0.08 mJ/mm2; group II (controls) 30 impulses of 0.08 mJ/mm2. Follow up was after 3 and 12 weeks. We found no significant differences between the 2 groups before treatment, there was but significant relief of pain and improvement of function in group I with good or excellent outcome in 56% at the last evaluation.

PMID:
8881885
DOI:
10.1007/s002640050021
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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