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Background: Extracorporeal shock-wave therapy (ESWT)is one used methods in the treatment of lateral epicondylitis. In this study,shockwave machine end with good result.
Methods: The study was planned as controlled study. A total of 32 patients were enrolled. The patients received ESWT (32 patients) treatment underwent four sessions of ESWT once every week. In each session, an ESWT device at 10–12 Hz, 2,000 pulses, and 1.6–1.8 bar pressure was used. Patients were assessed for handgrip strength, pain at rest, pain while working, and quality of life. Data were collected before and after treatment (at weeks 4, 12, and 24). A visual analog scale was used to evaluate pain at rest and while working, a hand dynamometer for handgrip strength, subscales of the SF36 Health Survey to evaluate quality of life, and the Turkish version of the patient-rated tennis-elbow evaluation was used to evaluate functioning of the affected arm during various daily life activities.
Results: ESWT treatment were considerably significant improvements (P<0.001) in the parameters evaluated (pain at rest and while working, handgrip strength, Patient-Rated Tennis Elbow Evaluation, Nirschl score, and SF36 subscales) were observed at 4, 12, and 24 weeks compared to pretreatment values.
Conclusion: ESWT applications was found to yield significantly superior results when compared to pretreatment values.
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