Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy
"Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
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A nonsurgical treatment that uses either HIGH-ENERGY SHOCK WAVES or low energy ACOUSTIC WAVES to treat various musculoskeletal conditions (e.g., PLANTAR FASCIITIS; TENNIS ELBOW). A probe placed on the skin conducts the shock waves thereby delivering a mechanical force to the body’s tissues.
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