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ESWT (Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy) Abroad

A list of leading international hospitals offering ESWT (Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy) treatments to international patients.

Hospital Quirónsalud Valencia

Hospital Quirónsalud Valencia is ranked as one of the best private schools in Spain, winning nine times in the TOP 20 award in recognition of its management and quality of care.

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ESWT

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Hospital General de Catalunya

Hospital General de Catalunya orthopedic doctors are national experts in orthopedic conditions, including adult and pediatric orthopedics. Treating musculoskeletal conditions including sports medicine, hip resurfacing, spinal deformity, hip and knee joint replacement.

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Sourasky Medical Center

The Division of Orthopedics of the Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center treats a wide variety of conditions related to the skeletal system and movement - bone, joint, and connective tissue - such as joint replacements, traumatic injuries, and sports conditions.

Listed orthopedics specialists:

Prof. Moshe Salai

Orthopedics Division Director

Prof. Yehuda Kolander

Orthopedic Oncology Acting Director

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Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy, salivary glands, ambulatory car

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Extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy, biliary tract, simple

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Extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy, kidney, complex, ambulatory care

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Extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy, kidney, complex, inpatient care

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Extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy, kidney, simple, ambulatory care

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Extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy, kidney, simple, inpatient care

upon request

Hospital Quirónsalud Malaga

With more than 36 medical specialties, 200 physicians and surgeons of the highest level, Quironsalud Hospital Malaga is one of the most pertinent hospitals in Spain.

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Grupo Hospitalario Quirónsalud

Some of the major achievements of Quirónsalud specialists include surgery for total wrist replacement and use of AI and virtual reality for surgical procedures to correct bowleggedness.

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Dr. Ramón Cugat

Hospital Quirónsalud Barcelona

Dr. Lluis Orozco

Centro Médico Teknon · Grupo Quirónsalud

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ESWT

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Hospital Quirónsalud Barcelona

Quirónsalud Hospital Barcelona is the benchmark for private healthcare in southern Europe, providing world-class service for the past seventy years.

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Clínica do Dragão - Espregueira-Mendes

Clínica do Dragão - Espregueira-Mendes is a clinic that is specializes in the human musculoskeletal system. Located in Porto, Portugal, Clínica do Dragão - Espregueira-Mendes has a strong reputation in sports medicine.

Listed orthopedics specialists:

Dr. João Espregueira-Mendes

Orthopaedics and Knee Surgery

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295 US$

Hospital Quirónsalud Marbella

This international hospital incorporates prestigious doctors, invests in research and development, technology and continuing education that enhances skills, in facilities, and in an increased operational efficiency in order to provide nothing but the best

3 listed orthopedics specialists:

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Dr. Antonio García Ayllón

Orthopaedic Surgery - Head of Service

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ESWT

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Hospital Médica Sur

Prestigious destination that conducts first class medical procedures.

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ESWT

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Sevenhills Hospital

SevenHills Group of Hospitals (SHHL) has been delivering Healthcare services at the highest level, since past 25 years. SevenHills Hospital, Mumbai, is a world class integrated Healthcare Delivery System, that provides comprehensive Healthcare...

Listed orthopedics specialists:

Dr. Pawan Nath

Consultant Orthopedic Surgeon - Joint Replacement/ Trauma & Spine Surgeon

Avinash Date

Consultant in Orthopedic Surgery

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ESWT

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About ESWT

This information is intended for general information only and should not be considered as medical advice on the part of Health-Tourism.com. Any decision on medical treatments, after-care or recovery should be done solely upon proper consultation and advice of a qualified physician.

What is ESWT?

Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy (ESWT) is a type of therapy that originated in Germany in the early 90s. It has been found to be an effective remedy for soft tissue injuries. The treatment is non-invasive and there is no breaching of the skin. It uses high-energy mechanical energy in the form of shock waves, which are focused on a particular area. The treatment is most commonly used to treat plantar fasciitis.

Diagnosis

Soft tissues of the musculoskeletal structure care prone to injury. For some, it can lead to excruciating pain that can render them immobile. The causes of this may be due to intensive use or putting pressure on them for a long period. A diagnosis will usually involve a physical examination by the doctor.

The diagnosis will also involve checking a patient’s medical history and his or her daily routine. The doctor may also request for a short history of the patient’s daily activities. However, in rare cases, the doctor may order a CT scan or an MRI scan. The imaging of the musculoskeletal structure will be used to determine when treatment will begin. This is usually done to ensure there are no tears in the soft tissues. When it is established the tissues are just bruised, ESWT is administered.

How Treatment Works

The treatment will involve two sessions on an outpatient basis that are a week apart. A session will involve about two thousand shock waves directed at the injured tissue. This is usually followed by a sensation that feels like a tapping on the skin. Patients who are coming for an ESWT session should avoid heavy meals. In addition, it is essential that one put on clothing that ensures easy access to the injured area.

The treat works firstly by stimulating nerves in the injured area. As a result, these nerves become overstimulated and less sensitive to pain. This will ensure that the patient is able to lead their life normally without having to wince at the slightest touch. The shockwaves also stimulate the development of blood capillaries. These capillaries supply nutrients to the injured tissues. As a result, this leads to faster healing times.

In most cases, this type of treatment has been found to be more effective than corticosteroids in reducing inflammation. For one, conventional medication seems to become less effective with time. However, the effective of ESWT are incremental; the more sessions one attends the more effective the treatment is.

Recovery : With ESWT, patients could see their recovery drop by as much as half. Typically, in extreme injuries, patients should take about three to six months to recover. This is quite fast considering that some soft tissue injuries can be lifelong problems; in some instances, they progress over time to become worse. The treatment should be followed up with physical therapy. Additionally, patients with this type of treatment should consume a healthy diet. The body needs the right nutrition in order to conduct the repair effectively. After the injury is healed, it would be a good idea to avoid putting too much pressure on it.

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