Hieronder volgt een selectie van (engelstalige) wetenschappelijke artikelen met betrekking tot het effect van radiale shockwave therapie.

Fasciitis Plantaris-Hielspoor
Gerdesmeyer et al. Am J Sports Med 2008;36:2100-2109
Titel: 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
conclusie: Radial extracorporeal shock wave therapy significantly improves pain, function, and quality of life compared with placebo in patients with recalcitrant plantar fasciitis.

Ibrahim et al. Foot Ankle Int. 2010;31:391-7
Titel: Chronic Plantar Fasciitis Treated with Two Sessions of Radial Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy: Prospective Randomized Study
conclusie: RSWT (radial shockwave therapy) was successful in the treatment of chronic PF even when only two sessions with 2,000 impulses each were performed 1 week apart.

Chronische epicondylitis-tenniselleboog of golferselleboog
Mehra et al. Surgeon 2003; 1:290-292
Titel: The use of a mobile lithotripter in the treatment of a tennis elbow and plantar fasciitis: prospective single blind randomised trial
Conclusie: The mobile lithotripter is an effective way of treating tennis elbow and plantar fasciitis but warrants further larger studies.

Lee et al. Ann Rehabil Med 2012;36:681-687
Titel: Effectiveness of initial extracorporeal shock wave therapy on the newly diagnosed lateral or medial epicondylitis
Conclusie: The ESWT (extracorporal shockwave therapy) group improved as much as the local steroid injection group as treatment for medial and lateral epicondylitis. Therefore, ESWT can be a useful treatment option in patients for whom local steroid injection is difficult.

Achillespees tendopathie
Rompe et al. Am J Bone Joint Surg 2008;90:52-61
Titel: Eccentric loading compared with shock wave treatment for chronic insertional achilles tendinopathy. A randomized, controlled trial.
Conclusie: Eccentric loading as applied in the present study showed inferior results to low-energy shock wave therapy as applied in patients with chronic recalcitrant tendinopathy of the insertion of the Achilles tendon at four months of follow-up. Further research is warranted to better define the indications for this treatment modality.

Rompe et al. Am J Sports Med 2009;37:463-470
Titel: Eccentric Loading Versus Eccentric Loading Plus Shock-Wave Treatment for Midportion Achilles Tendinopathy � A Randomized Controlled Trial
Conclusie: At 4-month follow-up, eccentric loading alone was less effective when compared with a combination of eccentric loading and repetitive low-energy shock-wave treatment.

Tendinose patellae-jumpersknee-springersknie
Furia et al. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc 2013;21:346-350
Titel: A single application of low-energy radial extracorporeal shock wave therapy is effective for the management of chronic patellar tendinopathy.
Conclusie: A single application of radial SWT is an effective treatment for chronic patellar tendinopathy.

Greater trochanter pijnsyndroom-slijmbeursontsteking heup
Furia et al. Am J Sports Med 2009;37:1806-1813
Titel: Low-energy extracorporeal shock wave therapy as a treatment for greater trochanteric pain syndrome
Conclusie: Shock wave therapy is an effective treatment for greater trochanteric pain syndrome.

Rompe et al. Am J Sports Med 2009 Oct., 37(10) 1981-1990
Titel: Home training, local corticosteroid injection, or radial shock wave therapy for greater trochanter pain syndrome.
Conclusie: The role of corticosteroid injection for greater trochanter pain syndrome needs to be reconsidered. Subjects should be properly informed about the advantages and disadvantages of the treatment options, including the economic burden. The significant short-term superiority of a single corticosteroid injection over home training and shock wave therapy declined after 1 month. Both corticosteroid injection and home training were significantly less successful than was shock wave therapy at 4-month follow-up. Corticosteroid injection was significantly less successful than was home training or shock wave therapy at 15-month follow-up.

Schouder tendinose, eventueel met calcificaties,
Engebretsen et al. Brit Med Journal 2009;339:b3360
Titel: Radial extracorporeal shockwave therapy compared with supervised exercises in patients with subacromial pain syndrome: a single blind randomised study.
Conclusie: Supervised exercises were more effective than radial extracorporeal shockwave treatment for short term improvement in patients with subacromial shoulder pain. Noot van mij: Met in acht name van het volgende: (Radial extracorporeal shockwave treatment: one session weekly for four to six weeks. Supervised exercises: two 45 minute sessions weekly for up to 12 weeks. Primary outcome measure Shoulder pain and disability index.)

Gerdesmeyer L. et al. JAMA. 2003 Nov 19;290(19):2573-80
Titel: Extracorporeal shock wave therapy for the treatment of chronic calcifying tendonitis of the rotator cuff: a randomized controlled trial.
Conclusie: Both high-energy and low-energy ESWT appeared to provide a beneficial effect on shoulder function, as well as on self-rated pain and diminished size of calcifications, compared with placebo. Furthermore, high-energy ESWT appeared to be superior to low-energy ESWT.

MTSS_shin splints
Rompe et al. Am J Sports Med 2010;38:125-132
Titel: Low-Energy Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy as a Treatment for Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome
Conclusie: Radial SWT as applied was an effective treatment for MTSS

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