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Preoperative Shockwave Therapy Improves Wound Healing – (Med Esthetics Mag​)

Preoperative Shockwave Therapy Improves Wound Healing – (Med Esthetics Mag​)


A prospective, randomized, double‐blinded, controlled pilot trial of 24 abdominoplasty patients revealed that preoperative application of extracorporeal shockwave therapy (ESWT) reduces post-surgical scar thickness and improves the appearance of scars. The study, led by Elisabeth Russe, MD, is titled “Effects of Preoperative Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy on Scar Formation—A Pilot Study on 24 Subjects Undergoing Abdominoplasty Surgery” and was published in Lasers in Surgery and Medicine (online April 29, 2019).

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