Date: Sunday, October 21, 2018
Session Type: ACR/ARHP Combined Abstract Session
Session Time: 9:00AM-11:00AM
Background/Purpose: Radial Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy (rESWT) has more recently been used in the treatment of a number of musculoskeletal conditions. The purpose of this study is to investigate the efficacy of rESWT on pain, range of motion (ROM) and functionality besides conventional physiotherapy methods in the treatment of chronic rotator cuff calcific tendinitis (RCCT).
Methods: We studied 80 patients with chronic RCCT. The patients were randomly divided into 2 groups: rESWT group (n=40) treated with conventional physiotherapy and rESWT and control group (n=40) treated only with a conventional physiotherapy program. The traditional physiotherapy program included ultrasound, transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation, shoulder joint ROM and stretching exercises, and ice applications. All patients received a total of 20 treatments for 4weeks, 5 days a week. rESWT was applied once a week in total for 4 weeks. Before and after treatment, all patients were evaluated for age, height, weight, body mass index (BMI), pain intensity with a visual analogue scale, shoulder ROM and functional disability status with the shortened version of the Disabilities of the Arm, Shoulder and Hand questionnaire (QuickDASH). The SPSS 22.0 was used for the statistical analysis. A p value of <0.05 was considered statistically significant.
Results: The mean age of the participants was 53.29±9.57 years and the mean BMI value was 26.09±2.99 kg/m2. Although all the parameters of the patients in both groups improved significantly, it was determined that patients in the rESWT group had a statistically significant improvement in pain, ROM and QuickDash scores (p<0.001, p<0.001, p<0.001, respectively).
Conclusion: We assume that rESWT is an effective and noninvasive method of reducing pain and increasing ROM and functional status without the need for surgery.
To cite this abstract in AMA style:Duymaz T, Sindel D. Comparison of Radial Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy and Traditional Physiotherapy in Rotator Cuff Calcific Tendinitis Treatment [abstract]. Arthritis Rheumatol. 2018; 70 (suppl 10). https://acrabstracts.org/abstract/comparison-of-radial-extracorporeal-shock-wave-therapy-and-traditional-physiotherapy-in-rotator-cuff-calcific-tendinitis-treatment/. Accessed July 14, 2020.
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