Author: Thiele S1, Thiele R2, Gerdesmeyer L3
Affiliation: <sup>1</sup>IZS - Berlin, Internationales Stoßwellenzentrum Berlin, Kurfürstendamm 61, D-10707, Berlin, Germany. Electronic address: SergejThiele@web.de. <sup>2</sup>IZS - Berlin, Internationales Stoßwellenzentrum Berlin, Kurfürstendamm 61, D-10707, Berlin, Germany. <sup>3</sup>Dept. Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology, University Schleswig Holstein, Campus Kiel, Arnold Heller Strasse, D-24105 Kiel, Germany.
Conference/Journal: Int J Surg.
Date published: 2015 Dec
Other: Volume ID: 24 , Issue ID: Pt B , Pages: 165-70 , Special Notes: doi: 10.1016/j.ijsu.2015.09.034. Epub 2015 Oct 9. , Word Count: 96
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.
Copyright © 2015. Published by Elsevier Ltd.
KEYWORDS: ESWT; Lateral epicondylitis; Main indication; Review RCT's; Shockwave therapy
PMID: 26455532 DOI: 10.1016/j.ijsu.2015.09.034