Spark Wave® Therapy – Supports the Rescue of Failed Implants

    Successful Salvage via Re-osseointegration of a Loosened Implant in a Patient with Transtibial Amputation (Gstoettner et al., 2020. Clinical Laboratory for Bionic Extremity Reconstruction, Department of Surgery, Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria.) https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32928073/ Case description: Osseointegration is a relatively new technique for prosthetic limb attachment that offers various improvements for patients with […]

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Spark Wave® Therapy – Beneficial to Healing Chronic Wounds

    Low Intensity Shockwave Treatment Modulates Macrophage Functions Beneficial to Healing Chronic Wounds (Holsapple et al., 2021. School of Medicine, Medical Sciences & Dentistry, Institute of Medical Sciences, University of Aberdeen, UK.) https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/34360610/ Abstract Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy (ESWT) is used clinically in various disorders including chronic wounds for its pro-angiogenic, proliferative, and anti-inflammatory […]

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Spark Wave® Therapy – Therapeutic Option for Spinal Cord Injury

Shock Waves Promote Spinal Cord Repair via TLR3 (Gollmann-Tepeköylü et al., 2020. Department of Cardiac Surgery, Medical University of Innsbruck, Austria.) Abstract Spinal cord injury (SCI) remains a devastating condition with poor prognosis and very limited treatment options. Affected patients are severely restricted in their daily activities. Shock wave therapy (SWT) has shown potent regenerative […]

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Spark Wave® Therapy – Therapeutic Range for Regeneration

Defining a Therapeutic Range for Regeneration of Ischemic Myocardium via Shock Waves (Pölzl et al., 2021. Department of Cardiac Surgery, Medical University of Innsbruck, Austria.) Abstract Shockwave therapy (SWT) represents a promising regenerative treatment option for patients with ischemic cardiomyopathy. Although no side-effects have been described upon SWT, potential cellular damage at therapeutic energies has […]

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Spark Wave® Therapy – Identifies Strategies to Cure Premature Ejaculation

Novel Use of a Shock Wave Device for Energy Flux Density Threshold Testing of the Distal Ventral Erect Penile Shaft as a Marker of Penile Dysesthesia/Hypersensitivity Associated with Premature Ejaculation (Uloko et al., 2020. 21st Annual Fall Scientific Meeting of Sexual Medicine Society of North America (SMSNA), Abstract No.041) San Diego Sexual Medicine Introduction: Premature […]

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Spark Wave® Therapy – Accelerates Chronic Wound Healing

  OBJECTIVE:  Extracorporeal shockwave therapy (ESWT) has a significant positive effect to accelerate chronic wound healing. This study investigated whether the vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF)–related pathway has involved in ESWT enhancement of diabetic wound healing. 1     MATERIAL AND METHODS: A dorsal skin defect (area, 6 × 5 cm) in a streptozotocin-induced diabetes […]

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Spark Wave® Therapy – a Novel, Non-Invasive Approach for Stress Urinary Incontinence

  OBJECTIVE:  To determine the outcomes and mechanisms of delayed low-intensity extracorporeal shock wave therapy (Li-ESWT) in a rat model of irreversiible SUI. 1   MATERIAL AND METHODS: Twenty-four female Sprague-Dawley rats were randomly assigned into 3 groups: sham control, vaginal balloon dilation + β-aminopropionitrile (BAPN; SUI group), and vaginal balloon dilation + BAPN + treatment […]

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Spark Wave® Therapy Regenerates Ischemic Myocardium

Gollmann-Tepeköylü C, Leo Pölz et al., 2019 University Clinic of Cardiac Surgery, Medical University of Innsbruck, Austria. Austrian Cluster for Tissue Regeneration, Vienna, Austria. Background: As many current approaches for heart regeneration exert unfavorable side-effects, the induction of endogenous repair mechanisms in ischemic heart disease is of particular interest. Recently, exosomes carrying angiogenic miRNAs have […]

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Spark Wave® Therapy Substantially Improves Tendon Regeneration

  Background: Characteristics of chronic rotator cuff tears include continuous loss of tendon structure as well as tendon elasticity, followed by a high failure rate after surgical reconstruction. Several studies have already shown the beneficial effect of extracorporeal shockwave therapy (ESWT) on tissue regeneration in tendon pathologies. Methods: After tendon detachment and 3 weeks of […]

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