Extracorporeal Shock Waves in Orthopaedics

  • Werner Siebert
  • Matthias Buch

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIV
  2. General Overview

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. M. Buch
      Pages 3-58
    3. F. Ueberle
      Pages 59-87
  3. Animal Experiments and Clinical Experiences in Shock Wave Treatment of the Bone

  4. The Application of Shock Wave Therapy in Tendopathies and Tendinosis Calcarea

  5. Further Fields of Application

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 241-245

About this book


The application of extracorporeal shock waves in the locomotor apparatus offers new therapeutic concepts. This book provides an up-to-date overview on the use of shock waves in orthopaedics. The main emphasis is laid on the basics of shock wave techniques and on the impact of shock waves on cells and organs. The reader is provided with a summary of experimental and clinical results of shock wave therapy applied to the bone and the epiphyseal growth plate. Authors from five clinical centres report on their experiences with shock wave therapy in tendinosis calcarea, epicondylopathy and calcar spur. Furthermore they report on first experiences with shock wave therapy in children with cerebral paresis.


Arthrose Epikondylopathie Pseudarthrosen Pseudoarthrosis Shock wave therapy Stoßwellentherapie Tendinosis calcarea bone fracture orthopaedics pain shock shoulder surgery treatment

Editors and affiliations

  • Werner Siebert
    • 1
  • Matthias Buch
    • 1
  1. 1.Orthopädische Klinik KasselKasselGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1998
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-63092-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-80427-4
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