Chapter 11: Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy
The most important parameter to know when assessing therapeutic effectiveness is energy flux density of the ESWT unit.
ESWT is thought to be effective in promoting tendon healing primarily by breaking down cell membranes through direct tensile and shear forces
ESWT has been shown to be an effective in the treatment of rotator cuff tendinopathy.
When considering the effect of ESWT on biologic tissues one should first know the
c. Total acoustical energy
When choosing the appropriate dosage of ESWT for tendons, dosage should not exceed
The mechanisms outlined by which bone healing is thought to be promoted include changes in all except
_____ energy ESWT at no more than _____ pulses are suggested to stimulate bone growth without overwhelming the potential for healing.
Which of the following patients is most likely to respond to ESWT after failing conservative treatment for the 9 months prior to seeing you?