Interesting New Report on ESWT to Help ACL Injuries

Study: Shockwave Therapy Beneficial After ACL Reconstruction

The application of extracorporeal shock wave therapy to the bone tunnel can significantly enhance the early tendon-bone healing and decreasing tibial tunnel enlargement after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction, according to a study published inĀ The American Journal of Sports Medicine.

Researchers examined 34 patients who either underwent single-bundle ACL reconstruction and ESWT to the midtibia tunnel or ACL surgery without ESWT. The shock wave therapy group showed significantly better Lysholm scores than the control group one and two years after surgery.

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