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Treatment of Schlatter's disease with shock wave therapy

Treatment of Schlatter's disease with shock wave therapy

Schlatter's disease (Osgood-Schlatter) mainly affects athletes and adolescents with intense bone growth. Schlatter's disease most often affects boys under the age of 18. This disease is characterized by the destruction of the tubercle of the tibia - it dies (aseptic necrosis). The causes of Schlatter's disease are chronic injuries of the hump and its nucleus due to exercise or intense growth of skeletal bones. The mobility and physical hyperactivity of adolescent boys is a risk factor for Schlatter's disease - basketball, football, jumping, gymnastics, figure skating and other sports constantly injure the tendons of the knee, in particular, the place of their attachment to the tibia near the hump. Most often only one knee suffers, but in medical practice there are cases of both.

Лечение болезни Шляттера ударно-волновой терапиейSchlatter's disease

Diagnosis of Schlatter's disease

The main types of diagnosis of Schlatter's disease, traditional medicine includes X-ray, ultrasound, CT, or MRI of the knee joint to identify possible problems and determine the correct method of treatment. If necessary, to establish the structure of bone tissue, densitometry is possible. The type of diagnosis and consultation of patients suffering from knee pain is performed by an orthopedist-traumatologist.

To rule out possible bacteriological necrosis (presence of a source of infection in the knee joint), laboratory tests of the patient's blood are also prescribed.

Having received all the research data, the traumatologist can accurately diagnose and prescribe the correct and effective treatment for Schlatter's disease.

Treatment of Schlatter's disease by shock wave therapy

As mentioned, Schlatter's disease is treated by an orthopedist-traumatologist. Patients undergo outpatient examination and treatment under the supervision of a physician. At the first stage it is necessary to exclude physical loadings on a knee completely, to impose a fixing bandage. In the presence of acute pain, the appointment of anti-inflammatory and analgesic drugs is possible. Previously, magnetic therapy, phonophoresis, UHF, massage, mud therapy and paraffin therapy for deep warming were used to treat Schlatter's disease.

Currently, the most modern and effective method of treating Schlatter's disease is radial shock wave therapy. By acting directly on the site of the disease - damaged bone and injured tendons, they are fully restored in just a few procedures. Traumatologists are well aware of the high efficiency of shock wave therapy in the treatment of bone fractures or achillodenia - always successfully, quickly, painlessly and without surgery.

Treatment of Schlatter's disease by shock wave therapy

Affecting the sore spot, the acoustic wave triggers neoangiogenesis (!) - the growth of new capillaries (shock wave therapy is the only method in medicine that causes this effect), thus breaking the vicious circle, completely restoring nutrition to all surrounding tissues. In the treatment of Schlatter's disease, shock wave therapy triggers osteosynthesis - in our case, bone regeneration. The analgesic ability of the shock wave helps to remove at least 50% of the pain during the session of shock wave therapy in the treatment of Schlatter's disease. Already after the first procedure of shock wave therapy in the medical center Awatage the inflammatory process disappears and regeneration of bone, tendons and cartilage is started. No other method of treating Schlatter's disease in medicine gives such a pronounced and rapid effect as shock wave therapy. Due to the lack of side effects (except for possible bruising), a small list of contraindications, shock wave therapy can be used as monotherapy and completely eliminates drug treatment.

Awatage Medical Center, as an authorized partner of the company Gymna, has 16 years of successful experience in the use of shock wave therapy in the treatment of Schlatter's disease. Doctors of Awatage Medical Center together with the Department of Traumatology in Kyiv prepared a scientific report and dissertation on the treatment of bone injuries. The results were confirmed by Western colleagues from Germany and Switzerland and once again confirmed the unique capabilities of the acoustic wave - shock wave therapy in the treatment of Schlatter's disease.

Given that the recovery process in young people is very fast, only 3-4 shock wave therapy procedures are enough to save a teenager from Schlatter's disease. It should be noted that the impact of the acoustic wave occurs at low energy, which can not affect the growth of the child's skeleton and its full development. Radial (NOT focused) shock wave therapy in the treatment of Schlatter's disease at Awatage Medical Center in Kyiv is an effective, highly effective and safe method of treatment and rehabilitation.

Treatment of Schlatter's disease by shock wave therapy