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Regenerative Medicine

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Our practice specializes in providing modern and non-invasive treatment options for orthopedic pain.
Extracorporeal shockwave therapy (ESWT) has proven to be a safe and effective treatment method in orthopedics and sports medicine. Infact,universities and Olympic team doctors are among those who include ESWT in their spectrum of services.

WHAT IS ESWT?

Shockwaves are essentially sound waves with a very specific wave form (shown below and compared with radial pressure and ultrasound wave forms). Unlike radial pressure wave therapy, softwaveTM therapy penetrates deep into the tissue and thus to the site of injury. The biologic signaling effect of shockwaves is much higher than both radial pressure waves and ultrasound and is therefore clinically much more effective.

The sudden change in pressure caused by the shockwaves triggers the cell to respond as it would to trauma. In other words: shockwaves initiate a biologic healing response. Numerous studies show the release of growth factors, anti-inflammatory agents and an improved blood supply in response to ESWT.

INDICATIONS

• Shoulder Injuries (e.g. rotator cuff)
• Golfer’s and Tennis elbow (epicondylitis)
• Chronic heel pain (plantar fasciitis)
• Jumper’s knee (patella tip syndrome)
• Tendon and ligament injuries
• Muscle pain

PROCEDURE

The procedure takes only 5-10 minutes. Much like an ultrasound procedure, the treatment area will be covered with gel to ensure good shockwave transmission. After coupling the therapy head to your body (see pictures) your therapist will deliver a diagnosis-specific number of pulses. The energy can be applied at your personal comfort level.

SUCCESS RATES

More than 80% of patients report improvement even after just one treatment. Depending on your particular condition you will likely be scheduled for 3-5 sessions. The final outcome depends on a variety of factors, but most studies report a healing rate of 65-85%.

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