Extra-Corporeal Shock Wave Treatment (ESWT) for Tennis Elbow

Treatment Ratings

R

RISK: 4/5

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The procedure can be painful and has potential for localized bruising and tenderness. Overall, it is reasonably safe, and there were no serious adverse effects noted in recent studies.

Schmitz C, Császár NBM, Milz S, et al. Efficacy and safety of extracorporeal shock wave therapy for orthopedic conditions: a systematic review on studies listed in the PEDro database. British Medical Bulletin. 2015;116(1):115-138.

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