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 language||Chinese (Simplified)|
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Beijing da xue xue bao. Yi xue ban = Journal of Peking University. Health sciences|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 2004|
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