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Publikationstyp: Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Dokumenttyp: Originalarbeit

Jahr: 2007

AutorInnen: Bockstahler, B; Muller, M; Hittmair, KM

Titel: Extracorporeal radial shock wave therapy in dogs with tendinopathies: 3 case studies on a new treatment form.

Quelle: Wien Tierarztl Monatsschr (94), 9-10 236-242.

Autor/innen der Vetmeduni Vienna:

Bockstahler Barbara
Hittmair Katharina
Mucha Marion

Beteiligte Vetmed-Organisationseinheiten
Institut für Tierzucht und Genetik
Universitätsklinik für Kleintiere, Klinische Abteilung für Bildgebende Diagnostik
Universitätsklinik für Pferde, Klinische Abteilung für Pferdechirurgie


Abstract:
Introduction Tendinopathies in dogs often affect the bicipital and supraspinatus muscles. Diagnoses are made by clinical, radiological, and ultrasonographic examinations. Dogs are treated conservatively with anti-inflammatory drugs, infiltration into the tendon sheath, injection into the joint using steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs or surgically performing tenotomy or tenodesis. Extracorporeal radial shock wave therapy (ESWT) in dogs has recently become a common treatment form in musculoskeletal injuries. 3 dogs with tendinopathies in the shoulder area were treated with ESWT Ground reaction forces were measured before and after therapy to evaluate the treatment. Material and methods 3 dogs with front limb lameness due to tendinopathies of the bicipital and supraspinatus muscle were treated with ESWT 3 times at a weekly interval. Treatment evaluation was determined by force plate measurements on a treadmill. 3 measurements (peak vertical force, mean vertical force, and vertical impulse) were used to calculate the symmetry factor. Results Statistical evaluation of the measurements showed a distinct improvement of the symmetry factors during treatment. The dogs also improved clinically and the lameness resolved. One dog was rechecked 1 year later and showed only minimal radiographic and ultrasonographic lesions. Conclusion ESWT may be used as an alternative therapy to conservative treatments or surgical interventions in tendinopathies.


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