Abstracts of sudies on the use of PEMF with
Pulsed electromagnetic field therapy (PEMF) of
persistent rotator cuff tendinitis. A double-blind controlled assessment
The value of pulsed electromagnetic fields (PEMF) for the treatment of persistent
rotator cuff tendinitis was tested in a double-blind controlled study in 29 patients whose symptoms were refractory
to steroid injection and other conventional conservative measures. The treated group (15 patients) had a
significant benefit compared with the control group (14 patients) during the first 4 weeks of the study, when the
control group received a placebo. In the second 4 weeks, when all patients were on active coils, no significant
differences were noted between the groups. This lack of difference persisted over the third phase, when neither
group received any treatment for 8 weeks. At the end of the study 19 (65%) of the 29 patients were symptomless and
5 others much improved. PEMF therapy may thus be useful in the treatment of severe and persistent rotator cuff and
possibly other chronic tendon lesions.
- Binder, A. and Parr, G. and Hazleman, B. and Fitton-Jackson, S.
- Clinical Trials as Topic Double-Blind Method Electromagnetic Fields/*therapeutic use
Electromagnetics/*therapeutic use Female Humans
- Binder, A Parr, G Hazleman, B Fitton-Jackson, S Clinical Trial Randomized Controlled Trial
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't England Lancet Lancet. 1984 Mar 31;1(8379):695-8.
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