ESWT for tendinopathy: technology and clinical implications
Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy, 05/07/2012
Van der Worp H et al. – Physical characteristics of focused and radial waves differ substantially, but effect on clinical effectiveness is unclear. Whereas in vitro studies often show the effects of extracorporeal shockwave therapy (ESWT) on tendon tissue, results of clinical studies are inconsistent. Based on the review of the literature, suggestions are given for the use of ESWT in clinical practice regarding timing and treatment parameters.