Aplicaciones del tratamiento con ondas de choque

Written by: Dr. Fernando Dujo Rodríguez
Edited by: Top Doctors®

Shock wave therapy is a non-invasive technique with clinically proven efficacy that comes from lithotripsy. As Dr. Dujo, an expert in Traumatology and president of the Spanish Society of extracorporeal shockwaves, this therapy can be applied in different pathologies and its success is very remarkable.


In Spain has been used for more than 15 years with very successful results. This type of treatment, according to experts in trauma , does not usually have contraindications, since it is not used in patients under treatment with Syntron nor applied in tumor areas, pregnancies and patients with pacemakers.


What is the treatment of shock waves

Shock waves are acoustic waves that produce a biological phenomenon through mechano-duction, which stimulates biologically active growth factors. There are two large groups of machines:

Radials , mechanical or flat, are usually applied by physiotherapists.

Focal points , including electromagnetic, electrohydraulic and piezoelectric; this type of wave can be applied ecodirigida, and are those applied by doctors.

The treatment with shock waves has a very high success in different pathologies.

In what pathologies is used in treatment with shock waves

Muscle injuries or Martorell Syndrome

- Pyramidal syndrome

- Trigger points

- Fibrosis

- Osteomas


Tendon lesions

- Tendinitis, tendinosis and bursitis

- Finger in spring

- D'Quervaine and in the Dupuytren grades I and II

- Entesopathies or pathologies of insertion

- Aquilodinea, plantar fasciitis

- Ganglion


Joint injuries

- Osteochondritis

- Pathology of the TMJ


Bone lesions

- Bone contusion

- Cracks

- Incomplete fractures

- Stabilized fractures other than consolidation

- Delay of consolidation

- Atrophic and hypertrophic pseudoatrosis

- Osteonecrosis

- Osteopenia after immobilization


Painful pathology

Myofascial Syndrome

- Morton's Neuroma

- Plexopathies

- Muscle contractures in rachis


Skin lesions

- Defects of coverage: Wounds, ulcers and burns

- Hyperpigmentation

- Keloids


Erectile dysfunction

- Of vascular etiology


Body remodeling

- Esteatopigia

- Abdominal fat accumulation

- Stretch marks or wrinkles


When is the application of shock wave therapy recommended?

Its use is recommended in the early stages of pathologies, but they are also successful when used in the chronic phases. With this technique, complications are avoided, processes are reduced, which means an emotional, physical and economic benefit, as well as a shortening of the hospital stay. Treatment is performed on an outpatient basis and is not painful, since shock waves are analgesic and the intensity must be increased according to patient tolerance.


In this way a very broad pathology is effectively covered, obtaining mostly favorable results.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

By Dr. Fernando Dujo Rodríguez
Orthopaedic Surgery

Dujo Dr. Rodriguez is a specialist in trauma and orthopedic surgery, pain management and assessment of bodily harm. He is medical director of the mutuality of attorneys Spain, president of the Spanish Society extracorpoóreas waves of shock and trauma department head of Telefonica of Spain, among other professional activities.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

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