Using Shockwave Therapy as a Non-Invasive Wound Treatment
Vale Medical offers a treatment solution utilizing Focused Shockwave therapy, designed for healthcare professionals who often handle cases of non-healing wounds, ulcers, burns, and a range of dermatological issues, achieving notable success.
Extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT) is used in dermatology for enhancing chronic wound recovery, speeding up burn and open wound healing, and alleviating and refining lymphedema.
Focused shockwave therapy (ESWT) not only significantly strains the tissue with an abrupt rise in pressure, but also stimulates cell permeability and enhances blood supply via eNOS release. It activates growth factors like VEGF and boosts cell regeneration through stem cell activation. Additionally, this therapy provides antibacterial and anti-inflammatory benefits. The intense stimulation of tissue integrity sensors by shear, compressive, and tensile forces (mechanotransduction) when exposed to these shockwaves leads to a response adaptation, fundamentally altering the tissue’s properties
Treatment Indications Using ESWT
Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy (ESWT) has been shown to be highly effective in treating a variety of chronic conditions. For diabetic patients with chronic skin lesions, ESWT not only significantly reduces healing times but also enhances wound closure and tissue functionality, with a nearly doubled healing rate and about a 30% reduction in wound size. The therapy stimulates blood circulation and new capillary formation, contributing to improved vascularization and accelerated wound healing, alongside its notable antibacterial and anti-inflammatory effects. In the treatment of burns and open wounds, ESWT’s anti-inflammatory properties play a crucial role in the initial stages of wound healing, ensuring smooth and rapid closure, particularly in post-burn scenarios. It also expedites the healing process and reduces the time for re-epithelialization. Additionally, in cases of lymphoedema, often associated with breast cancer surgery, ESWT effectively reduces limb volume and skin thickness, with patients reporting softer tissue, enhanced sensory function, and significant pain reduction post-treatment.
Schematic: Non-healing wound with impaired angiogenesis / Focused shock wave treatment of a non-healing wound / Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy stimulates angiogenesis
Storz Medical C-Actor Handpiece
The C-ACTOR® handpiece is specially designed for near-surface treatments, making it ideal for use in dermatology and especially in wound healing.
Examine credible research findings from studies involving wound care and Shockwave therapy.
Shock Wave Therapy for Wound Healing and Scar Treatment
Peter Moortgat, Mieke Anthonissen, Ulrike Van Daele, Jill Meirte, Tine Vanhullebusch, and Koen Maertens.
Extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT) for wound healing: technology, mechanisms, and clinical efficacy
Rainer Mittermayr 1, Vlado Antonic, Joachim Hartinger, Hanna Kaufmann, Heinz Redl, Luc Téot, Alexander Stojadinovic, Wolfgang Schaden
Low-Intensity Shock Wave Therapy in the Management of Different Forms of Wound Healing
J. Rassweiler, M. Ringeisen, K. Knobloch, W. Schaden
Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy in the Treatment of Non-Healing Diabetic Ulcer: A Pilot Study
Elisa Tinazzi, Ernesto Amelio, Elettra Marangoni, Claudio Guerra, Antonio Puccetti, Orazio Michele Codella….