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SWISS DOLORCLAST® ABSTRACTS :

Clinical trials published in the international peer-reviewed literature demonstrating efficacy and safety of treatment with the Swiss Dolorclast® according to Evidence Based Medicine criteria Abstracts, edition December 2016 (PDF)

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CHRONIC PLANTAR FASCIOPATHY

Konjen N et al., J Med Assoc Thai. 2015 Jan;98 Suppl 1:S49-56
A comparison of the effectiveness of radial extracorporeal shock wave therapy and ultrasound therapy in the treatment of chronic plantar fasciitis: a randomized controlled trial
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Rompe JD et al., Int J Surg 2015;24(Pt B):135-142
Radial shock wave treatment alone is less efficient than radial shock wave treatment combined with tissue-specific plantar fascia-stretching in patients with chronic plantar heel pain
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Schmitz C, Császár NB, Rompe JD, Chaves H, Furia JP. J Orthop Surg Res 2013;8:31
Treatment of chronic plantar fasciopathy with extracorporeal shock waves (review)
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Grecco MV et al., Clinics 2013;68:1089-1095
One-year treatment follow-up of plantar fasciitis: radial shockwaves vs. conventional physiotherapy
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Shaheen, World Appl Sci J 2011;12:10-15
Low-energy radial extracorporeal shock wave treatment for chronic plantar fasciitis: a randomized control trial
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Rompe JD et al., J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2010 Nov 3;92(15):2514-22
Plantar fascia-specific stretching versus radial shock-wave therapy as initial treatment of plantar fasciopathy
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Ibrahim et al., Foot Ankle Int 2010;31:391-397
Chronic plantar fasciitis treated with two sessions of radial extracorporeal shock wave therapy
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Greve et al., Clinics (São Paulo, Brazil) 2009; 64(2): 97-103
Comparison of radial shockwaves and conventional physiotherapy for treating plantar fasciitis
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Marks W et al., Acta Orthop Belg. 2008 Feb;74(1):98-101
Extracorporeal shock-wave therapy (ESWT) with a new-generation pneumatic device in the treatment of heel pain. A double blind randomised controlled trial
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Gerdesmeyer et al., Am J Sports Med 2008, 36: 2100-2109
Radial Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy Is Safe and Effective in the Treatment of Chronic Recalcitrant Plantar Fasciitis : Results of a Confirmatory Randomized Placebo-Controlled Multicenter Study
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Chow and Cheing, Clinical Rehabilitation 2007;21(2): 131-141
Comparison of different energy densities of extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT) for the management of chronic heel pain
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MIDPORTION ACHILLES TENDINOPATHY

Rompe et al., Am J Sports Med 2009;37:463-470
Eccentric Loading Versus Eccentric Loading Plus Shock-Wave Treatment for Midportion Achilles Tendinopathy – A Randomized Controlled Trial
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Rompe et al., Am J Sports Med 2007;35(3):374-83
Eccentric loading, shock-wave treatment, or a wait-and-see policy for tendinopathy of the main body of tendo Achillis: a randomized controlled trial.
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INSERTION ACHILLES TENDINOPATHY

Rompe et al., Am J Bone Joint Surg 2008;90:52-61
Eccentric loading compared with shock wave treatment for chronic insertional achilles tendinopathy. A randomized, controlled trial.
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MEDIAL TIBIAL STRESS SYNDROME

Rompe et al., Am J Sports Med 2010;38:125-132
Low-energy extracorporeal shock wave as a treatment for medial tibial stress syndrome.
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PATELLAR TENDINOPATHY

Furia et al., Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc 2013;21:346-350
A single application of low-energy radial extracorporeal shock wave therapy is effective for the management of chronic patellar tendinopathy.
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KNEE OSTEOARTHRITIS

Imamura M et al., J Rehabil Med. 2016 Nov 31. doi: 10.2340/16501977-2148. [Epub ahead of print]
Radial extracorporeal shock wave therapy for disabling pain due to severe primary knee osteoarthritis.
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Zhao Z et al., J Surg Res 2013;185:661-666.
Efficacy of extracorporeal shockwave therapy for knee osteoarthritis: a randomized controlled trial.
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CHRONIC PROXIMAL HAMSTRING TENDINOPATHY

Cacchio A et al., Am J Sports Med 2011;39:146-153.
Shockwave therapy for the treatment of chronic proximal hamstring tendinopathy in professional athletes.
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GREATER TROCHANTERIC PAIN SYNDROME

Furia et al., Am J Sports Med 2009;37:1806-1813
Low-energy extracorporeal shock wave therapy as a treatment for greater trochanteric pain syndrome.
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Rompe et al., Am J Sports Med 2009;37 1981-1990
Home training, local corticosteroid injection, or radial shock wave therapy for greater trochanter pain syndrome.
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TENNIS ELBOW

Lee SS et al., Ann Rehabil Med 2012;36:681-687
Effectiveness of initial extracorporeal shock wave therapy on the newly diagnosed lateral or medial epicondylitis.
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Mehra et al., Surgeon 2003;1:290-292
The use of a mobile lithotripter in the treatment of tennis elbow and plantar fasciitis.
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CHRONIC DISTAL BICEPS TENDINOPATHY

Furia JP et al., Clin J Sport Med. 2016 Nov 23. [Epub ahead of print]
Radial Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy Is Effective and Safe in Chronic Distal Biceps Tendinopathy.
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PRIMARY LONG BICIPITAL TENOSYNOVITIS

Liu S et al., Ultrasound Med Biol 2012;38:727-735
Radial extracorporeal pressure pulse therapy for the primary long bicipital tenosynovitis a prospective randomized controlled study.
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SUBACROMIAL PAIN SYNDROME / CHRONIC ROTATOR CUFF TENDINITIS

Kolk et al., Bone Joint J 2013;95-B:1521-1526
Radial extracorporeal shock-wave therapy in patients with chronic rotator cuff tendinitis: a prospective randomised double-blind placebo-controlled multicentre trial.
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Engebretsen K et al., Phys Ther 2011;91:37-47
Supervised exercises compared with radial extracorporeal shock-wave therapy for subacromial shoulder pain: 1-year results of a single-blind randomized controlled trial.
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Engebretsen K et al., Brit Med J 2009;339:b3360
Radial extracorporeal shockwave therapy compared with supervised exercises in patients with subacromial pain syndrome: a single blind randomised study.
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SPASTICITY IN CEREBRAL PALSY

Vidal X et al., NeuroRehabilitation 2011;29:413-419
Radial extracorporeal shock wave therapy (rESWT) in the treatment of spasticity in cerebral palsy: a randomized, placebo-controlled clinical trial.
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PAIN RELIEF

Schmitz, De Pace, Urological Research, April 2009, 37:231–234
Pain relief by extracorporeal shockwave therapy : an update on the current understanding
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