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PEMF and Tendinitis


Abstracts of sudies on the use of PEMF with Tendinitis:


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.
  • 1984
  • 1
  • 695-8--
  • Clinical Trials as Topic Double-Blind Method Electromagnetic Fields/*therapeutic use Electromagnetics/*therapeutic use Female Humans
  • http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?cmd=Retrieve&db=PubMed&dopt=Citation&list_uids=6143039
  • 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.
  • Lancet


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