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Extra Corporeal Shock Wave — A New Wave of Therapy

Eva Goyal, Guljot Singh, Vivek Sharma, Jaspreet Singh Gill, Gagandeep Gupta

Keywords : Angiogenesis, Bactericidal, Bone regeneration, Callus, Extra corporeal, Shock waves

Citation Information : Goyal E, Singh G, Sharma V, Gill JS, Gupta G. Extra Corporeal Shock Wave — A New Wave of Therapy. 2015; 3 (3):129-134.

DOI: 10.1055/s-0038-1672027

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Published Online: 11-01-2016

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Extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT) has been enormously used in medical practice, especially for the management of various orthopedic and musculoskeletal disorders. Extracorporeal shock wave therapy has favorable effects on stimulating callus formation, inducing angiogenesis and bone regeneration and relieving pain. Studies also indicated that extra corporeal shock waves have a significant bactericidal effect on bone- and implant-associated infections. The present article reviews the various applications of extra corporeal shock wave therapy in the field of dentistry and the possibility of inculcating the useful properties of shock waves in improving the treatment outcome.

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