Low-energy versus middle-energy extracorporeal shockwavetherapy for the treatment of snapping scapula bursitis | Acar | Pakistan Journal of Medical Sciences
مبل راحتی صندلی مدیریتی صندلی اداری میز اداری وبلاگدهی گن لاغری بازی اندروید تبلیغات کلیکی آموزش زبان انگلیسی پاراگلایدر مارکت اندروید تور آهنگ محسن چاوشی مسیح و آرش پروتز سینه پروتز باسن پروتز لب میز تلویزیون

Low-energy versus middle-energy extracorporeal shockwavetherapy for the treatment of snapping scapula bursitis

Nihat Acar


Objective: Extracorporeal shockwave therapy (ESWT) has been used successfully in treatment of musculoskeletal disorders. Our objective was  to assess the effectiveness of low versus middle-energy ESWT on snapping scapula bursitis.

Methods: Thirty-five patients, divided into two groups, group (L), received low-energy ESWT, group (M) received middle-energy ESWT. Groups were evaluated at 1,3,6 and 12 months using the Visual Analogue Scale (VAS), the Constant-Murley scoring (CMS) and the Roles and Maudsley criteria.

Results: In groups (L) and (M), VAS average values after 1,3,6 months and one year were (43±5.17, 38±4.33, 28±4.18 and 19±3.39) and (37±4.85, 26±4.74, 21±4.45 and 7±3.42) respectively. At six and twelve months, statistical difference was detected, P (0.034, 0.026) respectively. After one year of completing the treatment, the average values of CMS were (83.5±6.44 and 91±5.33) respectively, P=0.046. Roles and Maudsley criteria demonstrated that, patients in group (L), 6 (35%) excellent, 5 (29%) good, 4 (24%) acceptable and 2 (12%) had poor results. Whereas, patients in group (M), 11 (61%) excellent, 3 (17%) good, 3 (17%) acceptable and 1 (5%) had poor results.

Conclusion: Although low-energy ESWT showed good early-term results, but middle-energy ESWT protocol demonstrated better early-term, Mid-term, and late-term results. 

doi: https://doi.org/10.12669/pjms.332.12262

How to cite this:Acar N. Low-energy versus middle-energy extracorporeal shockwave therapy for the treatment of snapping scapula bursitis. Pak J Med Sci. 2017;33(2):335-340.   doi: https://doi.org/10.12669/pjms.332.12262

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