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Received: 15 October 2017
Accepted: 23 March 2018
First Online: 6 April 2018
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: Muscle tissue used in the present study was considered to be surgical waste and would otherwise have been discarded by the hospital. All experiments were approved by the Ethics Committee of Landesärztekammer Rheinland—Pfalz by an arrangement concerning excess material. Written informed consent was obtained from every participating patient.
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: The authors declare that the study design, the collection and the interpretation of the data, and the presentation of information were not influenced by organizations or by other people. The authors declare that no competing financial interests exist. CS serves as a paid consultant for and receives benefits from Electro Medical Systems (Nyon, Switzerland), the manufacturer and distributor of the Swiss DolorClast radial shock wave device. However, Electro Medical Systems had no any role in study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish, or preparation of this manuscript, and CS has not received any honoraria or consultancy fee in writing this manuscript. No other potential conflicts of interest relevant to this article were reported.
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