Talk:Extracorporeal shockwave therapy

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WTF is shockwave therapy? This article doesn't even describe it. Epic fail.— Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 16:24, 12 August 2011‎ (UTC)

External link[edit]

I would like to have an external link added to this subject matter. The link should be to My reasons are two fold. One, as it presently stands, I wrote the entire article on Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy for Wikipedia. My web site has further information on the subject as well as heel pain (which the treatment is used for). Secondly, the references that are presently listed are references that I used and put up on the page. The problem is that they are medical journals generally not designed to be read by the average person since much of the terminology is of a medical nature that the average lay person would not understand. My site, however, is designed for the average person looking for more information on this particular subject. Thank you, Mbmitnick 01:15, 3 July 2007 (UTC)Marc Mitnick DPMMbmitnick 01:15, 3 July 2007 (UTC)

Treatment for Avascular Necrosis[edit]

Multiple studies have shown EST to be effective in treating avascular necrosis (AVN), particularly of the femur head. EST should gain more consideration for clinical trials in the US as a standard treatment for early-stage, if not all-stage AVN sufferers.

Sources Shang. 2010. Clinical application of extracorporeal shock wave to repair and reconstruct osseous tissue framework in the treatment of avascular necrosis of the femoral head (ANFH). Hsu, et al. 2010. Cocktail therapy for femoral head necrosis of the hip. (talk) 01:22, 12 February 2013 (UTC)S

Synonym for "orthotripsy"?[edit]

The term "orthotripsy" (not in O.E.D.) is used in the article "OssaTron". Is it a synonym for EST? lifeform (talk) 07:25, 17 August 2013 (UTC)

Merge discussion[edit]

I don't see why the merge wasn't done already. The information is the same, just written with different words. --Daffydavid (talk) 03:58, 26 June 2014 (UTC)

Whew! Talk about confusing! The best I can figure from reading multiple web sites is that EPAT and ESWT are the same concept, except EPAT® is a registered trademark (probably by CuraMedix, the company that sells EPAT® devices in the United States). This is also supported by these policy documents from Medica and Anthem discussing these treatments:

"Since the waves generated by radial ESWT are not true shock waves, the technology is also referred to as radial pressure wave therapy or extracorporeal pulse activation therapy (EPAT). However, published literature continues to refer to radially-generated wave therapy as radial ESWT." --Medica Coverage Policy (PDF download)

"Use of Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy (ESWT), including but not limited to the use of Extracorporeal Pulse Activation Therapy (EPAT®), for the treatment of musculoskeletal conditions is considered investigational and not medically necessary." --Anthem Medical Policy (link)

All of this could probably be useful in the main article for ESWT. I support merging the articles. --Gccwang (talk) 22:41, 14 September 2014 (UTC)

I agree - would be happy if someone could merge. I am updating the main page with a clearer account and many more scientific, recent references. TomB Nov 17, 2015 — Preceding unsigned comment added by ThomasBeakbane (talkcontribs) 22:26, 17 November 2015 (UTC)

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