Journal of Orthopaedics Trauma Surgery and Related Research

Journal of Orthopaedics Trauma Surgery and Related Research

An Official Journal of Polish Society of Orthopaedics and Traumatology

e-ISSN: 2449-9145

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Ural Ibrahim Halil

Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Medical Park Fatih Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey


  • Research Article
    The effectiveness of extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT) on patients with rotator cuff syndrome
    Author(s): Ural Ibrahim Halil, Tunc Nurcan and Alptekin Hasan Kerem*

    Aim: The aim of this research is to investigate the effectiveness of ESWT (Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy) on patients diagnosed with RCS (Rotator Cuff Syndrome) along with physical therapy. Data and Methodology: In this study, 60 patients were randomly divided into two groups of equal sizes. The first group was treated with 5 minutes of Ultrasound, 30 minutes of TENS and 20 minutes of hot-packs 5 days a week for 3 weeks. For the second group, ESWT was applied for a total of 6 sessions 2 days a week in addition to the above treatments. Constant and UCLA scores and the (Short-Form Health Survey) SF-36 quality of life scale were used in the assessments. The joint range of motion was measured with a goniometer and the strength parameter was measured with a strength measuring device. Findings: In a constant measurement .. Read More»

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