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Table 6 Details of ESWT devices, dose of impulses administered.

From: The effectiveness of extra corporeal shock wave therapy for plantar heel pain: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Author Device ESWT impulse dose × number of treatments Low energy/ high energy (energy level) Details of sponsorship
Abt et al [21] Ossatron High Medical Technology 1000 × 2 Low Energy (0.08 mJ/mm2 No declaration
Buch et al [27] Epos Ultra Dornier Medical Systems 3800 total High energy (0.03–0.36 mJ/mm2 -total 1300 mJ/mm2) Industry sponsored trial but this was not declared
Buchbinder et al [10] Epos Ultra Dornier Medical Systems 2000–2500 × 3 Low energy (0.02–0.33 mJ/mm2-total 1000 mJ/mm2) Declared funding – not from industry
Cosentino et al [33] Orthima Direx Med Sys Ltd 1200 × 6 Not stated (0.03–0.4 mJ/mm2) No declaration
Haake et al [11] Epos Ultra Dornier Medical Systems 4000 × 3 Low energy (0.08 mJ/mm2-total 0.96 J/mm2) Declared: industry provided machine
Krischek et al [22] Osteostar Siemans 500 × 3 Low energy (0.08 mJ/mm2) No declaration
Ogden et al [28] Ossatron High Medical Technology 1500 total High energy (0.22 mJ/mm2-total 324.25 J) Industry sponsored trial but this was not declared
Rompe et al [32] Osteostar Siemans 1000 × 3 Low energy (0.06 mJ/mm2) No declaration
Rompe et al [30] Osteostar Siemans 1000 × 3 Low energy (0.06 mJ/mm2) No declaration
Rompe et al [31] Sonocur Plus Siemens 2100 × 3 Low energy (0.16 mJ/mm2) No declaration
Speed et al [12] Sonocur Plus Siemens 1500 × 3 Low energy (0.06 mJ/mm2) Declared funding – not from industry