- Lynen N.
- De Vroey T.
- Spiegel I.
- Van Ongeval F.
- Hendrickx N.-J.
- Stassijns G.
|ESWT Protocol for AT||Lynen et al
Comparison of peritendinous hyaluronan injections versus extracorporeal shock wave therapy in the treatment of painful Achilles' tendinopathy: a randomized clinical efficacy and safety study.
Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2017; 98: 64-71
|Evidence-based Medicine ESWT Protocol|
|Inclusion criteria: symptoms duration of AT||>6wk||>3mo|
|No. of treatment sessions||3||4|
|No. of impulses (total)||1500 (4500)||2000 (8000)|
|Energy flux density||High energy (.65–.71mJ/mm2)||Low- to midenergy (.05–.28mJ/mm2)|
|Localization||Technological, not medical details||Clinical feedback, focusing on swelling, US|
|Post-ESWT schedule||Sports allowed except excessive activities||Stop sports activities|
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