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Medic-All Sports Medicine Center, Kaohsiung CGMH 〉 Extracorporeal shockwave and tissue regeneration

Extracorporeal shockwave and tissue regeneration

Extracorporeal shockwave and tissue regeneration

Extracorporeal shockwave therapy : 1.non-invasive and rare complications 2.anti-inflammation, pain relief and tissue regeneration 3.out-patient procedure 4.high satisfactory rate

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Overview
Patients undergo ESWT for the soft tissue lesion were asked to discontinue current treatments, including non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs [NSAIDs] and aspirin, for 2 weeks prior to ESWT. For the whole procedure, the patient was placed in either the supine or beach-chair  or prone position. The ESWT machine were applied to the affected lesion site under radiographic guidance and in line with the point of tenderness. The whole procedure lasted 20-30 minutes with tolerable pain. For the patient with bone lesion, such as fracture nonunion, avascular necrosis of femoral head, the procedure should be done under general anesthesia due to the intractable pain.
Who needs ESWT :
  1. Refractory epicondylitis of elbow
  2. Plantar fasciitis
  3. Calcifying/Noncalcifying tendinitis of shoulder
  4. Pateallar tendinitis  
  5. Nonunion of long bones
  6. Avscular necrosis of femoral head ( stage I-II)
Features
The sports medicine center of Kaohsiung Chang Gung Memorial Hospital has numerous experience in successful treatment of various musculoskeletal disorders, the successful rates are : 60.6% in chronic calcifying tendinitis of shoulder, 80.3% in plantar fasciitis , 61.4% in elbow epicondylitis, 78.6% in long bone nonunion and 76% in avascular necrosis of femoral head. No major complication.
Service Procedure
1.Preparation :  Scheduling appointments; Counseling; Billing inquiries
2.Procedure :
    For soft tissue lesion :
        a.Identification of lesion
        b.ESWT
    For bony lesion :
        a.General physical check, including blood test, CXR and EKG
        b.General anesthesia and identification of lesion
        c. ESWT
3.Assistance with examination and pharmacy services
4.Arrangements of follow-up medical services​
Notification
Mild soft tissue bruise maybe seen in some patients that need ice packing for 2-3 days only. No anti-inflammation drug is needed.
Estimated Cost
(Prices listed below are for reference. Actual cost may be according to the real expense during the hospitalization.)
For soft tissue lesion ( such as tendinitis/ epicondylitis) : US375
For bony lesion ( such as nonunion, avascular necrosis of femoral head) :US1000
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