Shock Waves in Sports Medicine
Shock Wave Therapy in Practice
- ISBN: 9783945106099
- 2017, 310 pages
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Nowadays, Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy (ESWT) is a well-established treatment option in sports medicine.
Many randomized controlled studies have demonstrated the effectiveness and safety of both focused and radial ESWT especially for the treatment of musculoskeletal pathologies.
Therefore, ESWT today is the scientifically best-proven treatment means for several musculoskeletal disorders.
This statement is also true for operative therapy.
On the other hand, further studies are needed for a number of indications such as stress fractures.
In addition, it has to be discussed how treatment results can be further improved.
Written by well-respected international experts, this book offers a compilation of articles about the application of focused and radial ESWT in sports medicine. The authors provide an overview of the current state-of-the-art of musculoskeletal ESWT applications, demonstrate new possible applications in pilot studies, and offer recommendations for research and daily practice.