Treatment for Symptomatic Calcific Tendinopathy of the Shoulder: Ultrasound-Guided Needling Lavage and Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy vs Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy. A prospective observational study

SUMMARY Objective. To compare combined treatment ultrasound guided needling (UGL) and extracorporeal shockwave therapy (ESWT) versus ESWT alone in symptomatic calcif¬≠ic tendinopathy of supraspinatus. Methods. It is a prospective observational study. The participants were 50 consecutive patients with painful (NRS > 5) calcific tendinitis of the shoulder. Clinical and radio¬≠logical data were collected before treatment … Continued