Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy

Medical technology and devices are constantly changing. Newer and better techniques are being introduced in medical practice. One such advancement is extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT) or orthotripsy for the treatment of various musculoskeletal disorders. It was developed, not so long ago, in the 1990s in Europe and is a derivative of lithotripsy (the mechanical breaking up of renal stones with sound waves).

ESWT is a noninvasive treatment that involves delivering low- or high-energy shock waves through a device to a specific site within the body. These pressure waves travel through ...

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