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Effect of radial shock wave therapy for carpal tunnel syndrome: A pros…

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RPW - Therapeutic
Effect of radial shock wave therapy for carpal tunnel syndrome: A prospective randomized,
double-blind, placebo-controlled trial.
Authors Wu YT, Ke MJ, Chou YC, Chang CY, Lin CY, Li TY, Shih FM, Chen LC
Published J Orthop Res. 2016 Jun;34(6):977-84.
Date Jun 2016
Place of
origin
Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Tri-Service General Hospital,
School of Medicine, National Defense Medical Center, Taipei, Taiwan, Republic of
China.
Background Three recent studies demonstrated the positive effect of extracorporeal shock wave
therapy (ESWT) for treating carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS). However, all studies had a
small sample size and lacked a placebo-controlled design.
Objective To assess the analgesic effect and prognosis of patients with CTS in the median
nerve after receiving rESWT