Influence of shock waves on fracture healing

Urology. 1992 Jun;39(6):529-32. doi: 10.1016/0090-4295(92)90009-l.


During the last decades the influence of physical factors on fracture healing has been widely described. With the use of shock waves for the treatment of urolithiasis, a new mechanical medium has been introduced into medicine. For the first time the influence of shock waves on fracture healing was studied in rats. With fractioned shock-wave treatment (5 times 100 shock waves at 14 or 18 kV) an enhancement in healing could be achieved.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Fractures, Bone*
  • Lithotripsy*
  • Rats
  • Rats, Inbred Strains
  • Wound Healing