Title: Extracorporeal shock wave therapy for resistant stress fracture in athletes: a report of 5 cases
Authors: Masanori Taki, Osamu Iwata, Masaki Shiono, Masashi Kimura, Kenji Takagishi
This study focuses on the use of extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT) for the treatment of resistant stress fractures in athletes. Surgical treatment for stress fractures can have complications, leading to interest in noninvasive alternatives. The researchers performed ESWT on stress fractures that did not heal conservatively or through surgery, and they report positive efficacy and short-term results. The study concludes that ESWT is a noninvasive and effective method for treating stubborn stress fractures in athletes.
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