Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy
Extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT) in orthopedics is still a
young therapy method. It is possible to treat chronic pain caused by
oveloading and accumulating of calcium clots on the sinew by using
the extracorporeal shock wave therapy with a special machine,
EVOTRON. The idea of shock wave therapy for orthopedic diseases is
the stimulation of the healing processes in tendons, surrounding
tissue and bones.
Main uses of Evotron :
· chronic tendon diseases
So-called tennis elbow
· accumulating of calcium clots
and calcifications of the
· femoral head necrosis
Advantages of ESWT are
avoidance of surgery, safety and effectiveness. Compared to open
surgery the costs of the ESWT are very reasonable. This method has
been usually used after conservative methods haven`t produced
improvement. Shock waves stimulate the healing process, lead to
dissolution of calcium clots and better vascular supplies of the
area. The result is the removal of pain. Most patients feel the
improvement a few weeks after treatment. Of course, the possibility
of movement will improve, too. Very often, one treatment is enough
to get a good result and this is the object of shock wave therapy.
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