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ESWT (Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy) in Europe

Hospitals and medical centers in Europe offering ESWT (Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy) treatments.

Grupo Hospitalario Quirón

Quirón has an internationally prestigious medical staff, the largest in the sector, and is also the principal hospital network in terms of patient numbers and care facility area. The group administers 38 healthcare centers, more than 2,864 hospital beds and 7,500 associate doctors.

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Centro Médico Teknon

Orthopaedic medicine provides highly specialized evaluation and treatment of the entire musculoskeletal system including bones, ligaments, tendons, joints, muscles and nerves — everything that allows you to move, work and be active.

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Hospital Ruber Internacional

Hospital Ruber Internacional provides advanced care for every musculoskeletal condition, from complex fractures and sports injuries to spinal deformities, such as scoliosis, and neuromuscular disorders, such as cerebral palsy.

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HM Hospitales

HM Hospitales is a hospital group with six private hospitals in Madrid: three general hospitals, a cardiovascular hospital, an oncological center and a women's health hospital.

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Hygeia Hospital

Hygeia Hospital's Orthopedics Clinic is staffed by distinguished, highly trained orthopedic surgeons, as well as experienced nursing and auxiliary medical staff.

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Koc University Hospital

Our service line offers world-class care for a variety of spine conditions by using internationally acclaimed algorithms and pathways in a multidisciplinary manner.

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Prof. Aykın Şimsek MD

Professor of Orthopedics and Traumatology

Prof. Eftal Güdemez MD

Professor of Orthopedics and Traumatology

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Hisar Intercontinental Hospital

Hisar Intercontinental Hospital Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Physicians are renowed for their expertise in Joint Replacement and Arthroplastic Surgery enabling patients to resume active and pain – free lifestyles.

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100 US$

Hospital Clínic Costa Brava

Hospital Clínic Costa Brava is a modern medical facility with over 250 medical specialists, offering medical, surgical, aesthetic, cosmetic and rehabilitation treatments in the relaxing tourism town of Palamos, Costa Brava.

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Medipol Mega University Hospital

Medipol Mega Hospital Complex is a modern medical facility with four specialist hospitals and an extensive selection of high caliber medical devices available for use. The hospital provides treatments in a wide variety of medical fields in its 470 bed facility.

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Prof. Dr. Mahir Mahiroğullari

Orthopedics and Traumatology Specialist

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Clínica do Dragão - Espregueira-Mendes

Clínica do Dragão - Espregueira-Mendes is a clinic that is specializes in the human musculoskeletal system. Located in Porto, Portugal, Clínica do Dragão - Espregueira-Mendes has a strong reputation in sports medicine.

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Dr. João Espregueira-Mendes

Orthopaedics and Knee Surgery

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270 US$

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About ESWT

This information is intended for general information only and should not be considered as medical advice on the part of Health-Tourism.com. Any decision on medical treatments, after-care or recovery should be done solely upon proper consultation and advice of a qualified physician.

What is ESWT?

Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy (ESWT) is a type of therapy that originated in Germany in the early 90s. It has been found to be an effective remedy for soft tissue injuries. The treatment is non-invasive and there is no breaching of the skin. It uses high-energy mechanical energy in the form of shock waves, which are focused on a particular area. The treatment is most commonly used to treat plantar fasciitis.

Diagnosis

Soft tissues of the musculoskeletal structure care prone to injury. For some, it can lead to excruciating pain that can render them immobile. The causes of this may be due to intensive use or putting pressure on them for a long period. A diagnosis will usually involve a physical examination by the doctor.

The diagnosis will also involve checking a patient’s medical history and his or her daily routine. The doctor may also request for a short history of the patient’s daily activities. However, in rare cases, the doctor may order a CT scan or an MRI scan. The imaging of the musculoskeletal structure will be used to determine when treatment will begin. This is usually done to ensure there are no tears in the soft tissues. When it is established the tissues are just bruised, ESWT is administered.

How Treatment Works

The treatment will involve two sessions on an outpatient basis that are a week apart. A session will involve about two thousand shock waves directed at the injured tissue. This is usually followed by a sensation that feels like a tapping on the skin. Patients who are coming for an ESWT session should avoid heavy meals. In addition, it is essential that one put on clothing that ensures easy access to the injured area.

The treat works firstly by stimulating nerves in the injured area. As a result, these nerves become overstimulated and less sensitive to pain. This will ensure that the patient is able to lead their life normally without having to wince at the slightest touch. The shockwaves also stimulate the development of blood capillaries. These capillaries supply nutrients to the injured tissues. As a result, this leads to faster healing times.

In most cases, this type of treatment has been found to be more effective than corticosteroids in reducing inflammation. For one, conventional medication seems to become less effective with time. However, the effective of ESWT are incremental; the more sessions one attends the more effective the treatment is.

Recovery : With ESWT, patients could see their recovery drop by as much as half. Typically, in extreme injuries, patients should take about three to six months to recover. This is quite fast considering that some soft tissue injuries can be lifelong problems; in some instances, they progress over time to become worse. The treatment should be followed up with physical therapy. Additionally, patients with this type of treatment should consume a healthy diet. The body needs the right nutrition in order to conduct the repair effectively. After the injury is healed, it would be a good idea to avoid putting too much pressure on it.

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