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Use if ESWT for musculoskeletal injuries in children

I have not been able to find any info regarding risks, precautions or contra indications for the use of ESWT in children for MSK injuries. I have seen some sites just say not to be used on under 18 year olds and one soevifief Osgood Schlatters as an exception with no further info to support the statement. I am not talking about CP or spasticity in children but the use for routine MSK issues (eg, tendinitis and muscle injuries)
Surely there must be concerns about avoiding epiphyseal plates with ESWT as there are with other electrotherapy interventions? And why would therapists feel ESWT was even indicated in a child? Is there any research EBP out there?? Thanks - I am really concerned about the safety and wisdom of use with child athletes

Hannah Pearson

1 month ago

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