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Radial ShockWave Therapy

According to the International Society for Medical Shockwave Treatment (ISMST) there are

Approved standard indications

Chronic tendinopathies:

  • Plantar fasciitis with or without heel spur
  • Achilles tendon
  • Radial epicondylopathy (tennis elbow)
  • Rotator cuff with or without calcification
  • Patella tendon

Impaired bone healing function:

  • Delayed bone healing
  • Stress fractures
  • Early stage of avascular bone necrosis (native X-ray without pathology)
  • Early stage osteochondritis dissecans (OD) post-skeletal maturity

Common empirically-tested clinical uses

Tendinopathy:

  • Ulnar epicondylopathy
  • Adductor syndrome
  • Pes anserinus syndrome
  • Peroneal tendon syndrome

Myofascial syndrome

  • Muscular pathologies (fibromyalgia excluded)
  • Injury without discontinuity
  • Impaired wound healing
  • Salivary stones

Exceptional indications/expert indications

  • Spasticity
  • Early stage osteochondritis dissecans (OD) pre-skeletal maturity
  • Apophysitis (Osgood Schlatter disease)
  • Peyronie’s disease (IPP)
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