Shockwave therapy is a multidisciplinary device used in orthopaedics, physiotherapy, sports medicine, urology and veterinary medicine. Its main assets are fast pain relief and mobility restoration. Together with being a non-surgical therapy with no need for painkillers makes it an ideal therapy to speed up recovery and cure various indications causing acute or chronic pain.
In a small-scale study of 14 patients shockwave therapy was assessed for its regeneration effects on ONFH. This study consisted of 14 femoral heads from 14 patients undergoing total hip arthroplasty for ONFH. Seven patients with seven hips who received shockwave prior to surgery were designated as the study group, whereas, seven patients with seven hips who did not receive shockwave were assigned to the control group. Both groups showed similar demographic characteristics.
The FULL STUDY can be read here, but in conclusion ESWT-treated hips showed significant increases in angiogenesis with new vessel formation and cell proliferation, and bone remodelling and regeneration than the controls not receiving ESWT. It appears that application of shockwave treatment results in regeneration effects in hips with ONFH.
This is promising data and in practice can be used to prevent the necessity for hip replacement surgery, or at least lengthen the time and relieve the symptoms of pain and lack of mobility in the period leading up to surgery.
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