Usefulness of point shear wave elastography to assess the effects of extracorporeal shockwaves on spastic muscles in children with cerebral palsy: an uncontrolled experimental study

Background. Muscle spasticity causes disability in children with cerebral palsy. Extracorporeal shockwave therapy has proved to be effective in managing hypertonic muscles. Shear wave elastography can objectively assess tissue elasticity properties. The aim of the present study was to 1) evaluate the effectiveness of defocused extracorporeal shockwaves in reducing soleus muscle contracture in a group … Continued