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Biomed Res Int


Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy for Patients with Chronic Achilles Tendinopathy in Long or Short Course.


Yan BL, Wan Y, Zhang H, Pan MT, Zhou C
Biomed Res Int. 2020; 2020:7525096.
PMID: 32851086.


The data of 66 patients with CAT received ESWT was reviewed. According to the disease courses, those cases were allocated to short-term group (ST group, symptom duration 3-6 months) and long-term group (LT group, symptom duration >6 months). Propensity scores match (PSM) method was conducted to eliminate the confound factors in baseline features including gender, sport history, sides, type of CAT, BMI (body mass index), age, and scores evaluated by AOFAS (American Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Society) and VAS (Visual Analogue Scale) before ESWT. After balancing the features between ST and LT group, postinterventional VAS, AOFAS, and rate of Likert satisfaction scale at the 3rd month after first ESWT was statistically analyzed.