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The platelet rich plasma (PRP) and extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT) are new and potential treatment for patients with kinds of musculoskeletal disorders. Although few clinical studies have showed beneficial effect of PRP and ESWT for regeneration of peripheral neuropathy, the effect of combined PRP and ESWT is absent so far.
We perform a prospective randomized, double-blinded study to investigate the combined effect of PRP and ESWT in patients with carpal tunnel syndrome.
Patients were randomized into intervention and control group. Participants in intervention group received sono-guided injection with 3cc PRP and one-session active ESWT and control group received sono-guided injection with 3cc PRP and one-session sham ESWT. The evaluation was performed pretreatment as well as on the 4th, 8th, 12th, 16th and 24 week after the treatment.
Allocation: Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Investigator), Primary Purpose: Treatment
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
PRP + ESWT
Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Tri-Service General Hospital
Tri-Service General Hospital
Published on BioPortfolio: 2016-06-15T17:53:22-0400
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