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The Assessment of New Bone Formation Induced by Unfocused Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy Applied on Pre-Surgical Phase of Distraction Osteogenesis

The Assessment of New Bone Formation Induced by Unfocused Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy Applied on Pre-Surgical Phase of Distraction Osteogenesis

This study aims to evaluate the effects of extracorporeal shock wave therapy applied before and/or immediately after the osteotomy on the maturation during the consolidation phase. Click here to read more.
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Shockwave Therapy Boosts Bone Healing in Gum Disease

Shockwave Therapy Boosts Bone Healing in Gum Disease

Title of Study: Extracorporeal shock wave therapy induces alveolar bone regeneration Authors: S Sathishkumar, A Meka, D Dawson, N House, W Schaden, M J Novak, J L Ebersole, L Kesavalu Gum disease poses a significant threat not just to our...
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Shockwave Therapy Speeds Up Healing of Allograft-Repaired Bone Defects

Shockwave Therapy Speeds Up Healing of Allograft-Repaired Bone Defects

Title of study: Effect of Electrohydraulic Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy on the Repair of Bone Defects Grafted With Particulate Allografts Authors: Enes Özkan, Mehmet Cihan Bereket, Erman Şenel, Mehmet Emin Önger A recent study investigated the effects of electrohydraulic extracorporeal shockwave...
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Assessment of IL-1Beta and VEGF Concentration in Rat Model During Orthodontic Tooth Movement and Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy

Assessment of IL-1Beta and VEGF Concentration in Rat Model During Orthodontic Tooth Movement and Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy

This study aimed to investigate PDL’s cytokine concentration fluctuations after induction of orthodontic force with and without extracorporeal shock wave therapy in a rat model. Click here to read more.
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Shockwave Therapy on Orthodontic Tooth Movement: A Clinical Trial

Shockwave Therapy on Orthodontic Tooth Movement: A Clinical Trial

Title of study: Impact of extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT) on orthodontic tooth movement—a randomized clinical trial Authors: Frank Falkensammer, Christoph Arnhart, Christoph Krall, Wolfgang Schaden, Josef Freudenthaler, Hans-Peter Bantleon This clinical trial ventured into the field of orthodontics, examining...
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Shockwave’s Impact on Inflammation in Gum Tissue – In Vitro Study

Shockwave’s Impact on Inflammation in Gum Tissue – In Vitro Study

Title: Effects of Shock Waves on Expression of IL-6, IL-8, MCP-1, and TNF-α Expression by Human Periodontal Ligament Fibroblasts: An In Vitro Study Authors: Zhiyu Cai, Frank Falkensammer, Oleh Andrukhov, Jiang Chen, Rainer Mittermayr, Xiaohui Rausch-Fan This study aimed to...
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The Effect of Different Doses of Extracorporeal Shock Waves on Experimental Model Mandibular Distraction

The Effect of Different Doses of Extracorporeal Shock Waves on Experimental Model Mandibular Distraction

Distraction osteogenesis (DO) is widely used treatment for the bone deformities. In addition extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT) is a new perspective on noninvasive modalities of management of the bone regeneration. Click here to read more.
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Shock Waves Reach Dental Implantology (Spanish)

Shock Waves Reach Dental Implantology (Spanish)

Lithotripsy or Shock Wave Therapy is proving to be an effective non-invasive treatment to regenerate bone in the jaws. Lithotripsy is a shock wave medical procedure originally developed to remove stones in the kidney, bladder, or ureter. Click here to...
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​Update on the efficacy of extracorporeal shockwave treatment for myofascial pain syndrome and fibromyalgia

​Update on the efficacy of extracorporeal shockwave treatment for myofascial pain syndrome and fibromyalgia

Chronic muscle pain syndrome is one of the main causes of musculoskeletal pathologies requiring treatment. Many terms have been used in the past to describe painful muscular syndromes in the absence of evident local nociception such as myogelosis, muscle hardening,...
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Immunomodulation of Osseointegration Through Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy

Immunomodulation of Osseointegration Through Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy

Dental implants are a routine procedure within the therapeutic range of dentists. Many loading protocols are based on techniques and biological times that consider the biology of the host bed. However, early or late complications may occur, such as lack...
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Impact of extracorporeal shock-wave therapy on the stability of temporary anchorage devices in adults: A single-center, randomized, placebo-controlled clinical trial

Impact of extracorporeal shock-wave therapy on the stability of temporary anchorage devices in adults: A single-center, randomized, placebo-controlled clinical trial

In this randomized, placebo-controlled clinical trial, we investigated the effect of noninvasive extracorporeal shock waves on the stability of temporary anchorage devices (TADs) under orthodontic loading. Click here to read more.
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​Extracorporeal shock wave therapy in periodontics: A new paradigm

​Extracorporeal shock wave therapy in periodontics: A new paradigm

The quest for exploring new frontiers in the field of medical science for efficient and improved treatment modalities has always been on a rise. Extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT) has been enormously used in medical practice, principally, for the management...
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Low-Energy Shockwaves May Enhance Tooth Movement and Stability, Study Finds

Low-Energy Shockwaves May Enhance Tooth Movement and Stability, Study Finds

Title of study: Effect of Shock Waves on Tooth Movement and Miniscrew Stability Low-energy extracorporeal shockwave therapy (ESWT) is a non-invasive method that is commonly used in orthopedic medicine to increase bone turnover processes. A recent clinical study aimed to...
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Effects of Shockwave Therapy on Tooth Movement and Bone Growth

Effects of Shockwave Therapy on Tooth Movement and Bone Growth

Title of study: Effect of Shockwave Therapy on Orthodontic Tooth Movement Authors: Ganjawalla K,  Oubaidin M, Chen Y, Kelling AL, Evans CA, Atsawasuwan P Orthodontic treatment can be complicated by prolonged treatment time and various complications, such as root resorption,...
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Is it possible to change of the duration of consolidation period in the distraction osteogenesis with the repetition of extracorporeal shock waves

Is it possible to change of the duration of consolidation period in the distraction osteogenesis with the repetition of extracorporeal shock waves

It was found a statistically significant difference between the study groups and control group in the bone mineral density measurements and the highest value was in the E1000*2 group. In the stereological analysis, new bone formation was highest in the...
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Effects of Low-Energy Shock Waves on Oral Bacteria

Effects of Low-Energy Shock Waves on Oral Bacteria

Title: Effects of low-energy shock waves on oral bacteria Authors: K F Novak, M Govindaswami, J L Ebersole, W Schaden, N House, M J Novak Low-energy shock wave therapy (ESWT) has been found to be effective in promoting wound healing...
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The Influence of Shockwave Therapy on Orthodontic Tooth Movement Induced in the Rat

The Influence of Shockwave Therapy on Orthodontic Tooth Movement Induced in the Rat

The application of orthodontic force evokes an inflammatory reaction resulting in tooth movement. Shockwave therapy might have an effect on both inflammatory and periodonal ligament cytokine profiles. Our aim was to evaluate the fluctuations of different inflammatory cytokines after orthodontic...
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Periodontal Cytokines Profile Under Orthodontic Force and Extracorporeal Shock Wave Stimuli in a Rat Model

Periodontal Cytokines Profile Under Orthodontic Force and Extracorporeal Shock Wave Stimuli in a Rat Model

Extracorporeal shock wave therapy has been used in various clinical conditions as a result of its ability to stimulate healing processes in acute and chronic inflammatory states. Orthodontic force application triggers an inflammatory reaction in the periodontal tissue surrounding the...
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Shockwave Therapy No Effect on Pulpal Blood Flow in Orthodontic Patients, Study Shows

Shockwave Therapy No Effect on Pulpal Blood Flow in Orthodontic Patients, Study Shows

Title of study: Effect of extracorporeal shockwave therapy (ESWT) on pulpal blood flow after orthodontic treatment: a randomized clinical trial Authors: Frank Falkensammer, Wolfgang Schaden, Christoph Krall, Josef Freudenthaler, Hans-Peter Bantleon Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy (ESWT) is a non-invasive treatment that...
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Impact of Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy on Tooth Mobility in Adult Orthodontic Patients: A Randomized Single-Center Placebo-Controlled Clinical Trial

Impact of Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy on Tooth Mobility in Adult Orthodontic Patients: A Randomized Single-Center Placebo-Controlled Clinical Trial

This RCT investigated the effect of non-invasive extracorporeal shockwaves on tooth mobility in orthodontic patients after active treatment. Click here to read more.
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Extracorporeal Shockwave Treatment Impedes Tooth Movement in Rats

Extracorporeal Shockwave Treatment Impedes Tooth Movement in Rats

Accelerated tooth movement has been a topic of interest for orthodontic research recently. Surgically facilitated orthodontic treatment has been shown to be an effective approach to accelerate tooth movement; however, it remains invasive, requires additional surgery, and may increase post-operative...
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Impact of extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT) on orthodontic tooth movement-a randomized clinical trial.

Impact of extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT) on orthodontic tooth movement-a randomized clinical trial.

Objectives: This randomized clinical trial investigated the effect of extracorporeal shock waves on the amount of orthodontic tooth movement and periodontal parameters. Material and methods: Twenty-six adult orthodontic patients participated in this clinical trial; all of them receiving lower second molar...
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