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Extracorporeal shockwave therapy in musculoskeletal disorders

Overview of attention for article published in Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research, January 2012
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Title
Extracorporeal shockwave therapy in musculoskeletal disorders
Published in
Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research, January 2012
DOI 10.1186/1749-799x-7-11
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Authors

Ching-Jen Wang

Abstract

The sources of shockwave generation include electrohydraulic, electromagnetic and piezoelectric principles. Electrohydraulic shockwaves are high-energy acoustic waves generated under water explosion with high voltage electrode. Shockwave in urology (lithotripsy) is primarily used to disintegrate urolithiasis, whereas shockwave in orthopedics (orthotripsy) is not used to disintegrate tissues, rather to induce tissue repair and regeneration. The application of extracorporeal shockwave therapy (ESWT) in musculoskeletal disorders has been around for more than a decade and is primarily used in the treatment of sports related over-use tendinopathies such as proximal plantar fasciitis of the heel, lateral epicondylitis of the elbow, calcific or non-calcific tendonitis of the shoulder and patellar tendinopathy etc. The success rate ranged from 65% to 91%, and the complications were low and negligible. ESWT is also utilized in the treatment of non-union of long bone fracture, avascular necrosis of femoral head, chronic diabetic and non-diabetic ulcers and ischemic heart disease. The vast majority of the published papers showed positive and beneficial effects. FDA (USA) first approved ESWT for the treatment of proximal plantar fasciitis in 2000 and lateral epicondylitis in 2002. ESWT is a novel non-invasive therapeutic modality without surgery or surgical risks, and the clinical application of ESWT steadily increases over the years. This article reviews the current status of ESWT in musculoskeletal disorders.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Spain 2 <1%
Netherlands 2 <1%
India 1 <1%
Colombia 1 <1%
France 1 <1%
Cyprus 1 <1%
Canada 1 <1%
Portugal 1 <1%
Japan 1 <1%
Other 2 <1%
Unknown 513 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 112 21%
Student > Master 99 19%
Student > Postgraduate 44 8%
Other 43 8%
Student > Doctoral Student 38 7%
Other 110 21%
Unknown 80 15%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 210 40%
Nursing and Health Professions 78 15%
Sports and Recreations 32 6%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 24 5%
Veterinary Science and Veterinary Medicine 17 3%
Other 65 12%
Unknown 100 19%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 35. 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 04 December 2019.
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#653,267
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Outputs from Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research
#7
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#3,960
of 127,398 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research
#1
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