Extracorporeal shock wave plus loading useful for chronic Achilles tendinopathy

Rapp, Susan M.
January 2008
Orthopaedics Today/International Edition;Jan/Feb2008, Vol. 11 Issue 1, p24
The article discusses research being done on the effect of eccentric loading and extracorporeal shock wave therapy treatment on patients with recalcitrant chronic mid-portion Achilles tendinopathy. It references a study by Jan-Dirk Rompe et al, presented at the International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopedic Sports Medicine Congress in May 2007 in Florence, Italy. Results of a Likert scale which indicate recovery or improvement in the tendinopathy and use of the Victorian Institute of Sports Assessment-Achilles score are reported.


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