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2020 Feb 08

Arch Orthop Trauma Surg

Extracorporal shock wave therapy for the treatment of arthrodesis non-unions.


Everding J, Stolberg-Stolberg J, Pützler J, Roßlenbroich S, Ochman S, Raschke M
Arch Orthop Trauma Surg. 2020 Feb 08.
PMID: 32036419.


Non-union is a regular complication of arthrodeses. Standard treatment includes revision surgery with frequent need for re-revision due to persistent non-union. Particularly patients with concomitant diseases are at risk of secondary complications. There is a need for evaluation of alternative treatment options. The aim of this study is to provide first evidence on union-rate and pain course after focussed extracorporeal shock-wave therapy of arthrodesis non-unions.