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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 537 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 119 22%
Student > Master 100 18%
Student > Postgraduate 47 9%
Other 46 8%
Student > Doctoral Student 38 7%
Other 109 20%
Unknown 91 17%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 215 39%
Nursing and Health Professions 84 15%
Sports and Recreations 32 6%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 24 4%
Veterinary Science and Veterinary Medicine 17 3%
Other 68 12%
Unknown 110 20%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 34. 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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#706,060
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Outputs of similar age from Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research
#1
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