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Extracorporeal shock wave therapy in the treatment of primary bone marrow edema syndrome of the knee: a prospective randomised controlled study

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, December 2015
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Title
Extracorporeal shock wave therapy in the treatment of primary bone marrow edema syndrome of the knee: a prospective randomised controlled study
Published in
BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, December 2015
DOI 10.1186/s12891-015-0837-2
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Fuqiang Gao, Wei Sun, Zirong Li, Wanshou Guo, Weiguo Wang, Liming Cheng, Debo Yue, Nianfei Zhang, Amanda Savarin

Abstract

The aim of this prospective study was to evaluate the effectiveness of extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT) in normalizing the symptoms and imaging features of primary bone marrow edema syndrome (BMES) of the knee. This study compared the outcomes of ESWT (Group A) (n = 20) and intravenously applied prostacyclin and bisphosphonate (Group B) (n = 20) in the treatment of BMES of the knee in our department between 2011 and 2013. The Visual Analog Scale for pain (VAS, 100 mm), the Western Ontario and McMaster University Osteoarthritis Index (WOMAC), the SF-36 scores and MRI scans as well as plain radiographs were obtained before and after therapy between two groups. Compared with Group B, we found greater improvement in VAS, the WOMAC Osteoarthritis Index and SF-36 score at 1, 3 and 6 months post-treatment in Group A (P < 0.05). Furthermore, MRI scans showed a higher incidence of distinct reduction and complete regression of bone marrow edema at 6 months in Group A (95 vs. 65 %; P = 0.018). The MRI at 1 year follow-up showed complete regression in all patients in Group A. However, two cases in Group B continued to normalize over the subsequent follow-up period. ESWT can produce rapid pain relief and functional improvement. It may be an effective, reliable, and non-invasive technique for rapid treatment of BMES of the knee. Research Registry UIN 528 , September 03, 2015.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 1 1%
Unknown 88 99%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 15 17%
Student > Ph. D. Student 9 10%
Researcher 8 9%
Other 7 8%
Student > Bachelor 6 7%
Other 17 19%
Unknown 27 30%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 32 36%
Nursing and Health Professions 7 8%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 4 4%
Veterinary Science and Veterinary Medicine 3 3%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 3 3%
Other 9 10%
Unknown 31 35%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 6. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 13 September 2016.
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#1,538,394
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