- •Clinical effectiveness of extracorporeal shockwave therapy (ESWT) for trigger finger (TF) remains unclear.
- •Wide-focused ESWT could be safe and effective for pain relief and functional improvement in TF.
- •Dose-related effectiveness of wide-focused ESWT may exist in treatment of TF.
Main Outcome Measures
List of abbreviations:ANOVA (analysis of variance), ESWT (extracorporeal shockwave therapy), HS (high-energy ESWT), LS (low-energy ESWT), NSAID (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug), qDASH (quick Disabilities of the Arm, Shoulder, and Hand questionnaire), RCT (randomized controlled trial), TF (trigger finger)
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Supported by Wan Fang Hospital (grant no. 108-wf-phd-02); the Ministry of Science and Technology (grant nos. MOST 109-2926-I-010-501, MOST 107-2314-B-010-015-MY3, MOST 109-2926-I-010-502, MOST 109-2321-B-010-005, MOST 108-2923-B-010-002-MY3, MOST 109-2823-8-010-003-CV, MOST 109-2622-B-010-006, MOST 109-2321-B-010-006); the “Development and Construction Plan” of the School of Medicine, National Yang-Ming University, now known as National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University (grant no. 107F-M01-0504); and Aiming for the Top University Plan, a grant from Ministry of Education.
Clinical Trial Registration No.: NCT03928873.