Application of extracorporeal shock-wave therapy (ESWT) in delayed unions and non-unions

Mu qing Liu, Xia Guo, Shi cun Kuang, Shu huan Wang, Guo wei Rong

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Nonunion remains a major complication after skeletal trauma. In the last decade, extracorporeal shock wave therapy has become a common tool for the treatment of delayed unions or non-unions. With the help of a review of the literature, the current author gave an overview of indications, choices of devices, success rates and complications for ESWT in the treatment of non-unions. The conceivable mechanism was also outlined.
Original languageChinese (Simplified)
Pages (from-to)327-329
Number of pages3
JournalBeijing da xue xue bao. Yi xue ban = Journal of Peking University. Health sciences
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2004

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  • General Medicine

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