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The Evidence is In: The latest research demonstrates efficacy of VersaTron4Paws Shock Wave Therapy for multiple

canine indications

SHOCK WAVE AND ELBOW OSTEOARTHRITIS (OA)

Millis DL, Drum M, Whitlock D, University of Tennessee

  • Prospective randomized crossover trial
  • 15 dogs with OA confirmed radiographically
  • 500 pulses, Energy Level E3 on joints

Results:

4.5% increase in peak vertical force in shock wave group compared with a decrease of 2.6% in sham group (p<0.01)

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SHOCK WAVE AND PATELLAR LIGAMENT DESMITIS POST TPLO

Gallagher A, Cross A, Georgia Veterinary Specialists – Published in the May 2012 issue of Veterinary Surgery

  • 30 large-breed dogs
  • 600 pulses, Energy Level E6

Results:

Significant reduction in distal ligament thickness as compared to controls at 6 weeks

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SHOCK WAVE AND SHOULDER-RELATED LAMENESS

Becker WM, Kowaleski MP, et al. Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University, Massachusetts

  • 18 dogs (mixed-breed; Australian shepherd, Labrador retriever) with mean age of 5.6 years
  • 750 pulses, Energy Level E4
  • 3 treatments (3-4 weeks apart)

Results:

88% of dogs treated showed improvement (p<0.001) ~week 12 evaluation


SHOCK WAVE AND LUMBOSACRAL DISEASE

Kim YJ, Jenkins L, Leeds EB, Surgical Group for Animals, California

  • 38 dogs, 2 cats
  • 1,000 pulses on lumbosacral spine, Energy Level E5

Results:

  1. 35 out of 40 animals (87.5%) showed a positive response according to the authors’ subjective evaluation
  2. Median effect was 13+ months, primarily after 1 treatment
  3. Client Satisfaction: 87.5% satisfied and would use shock wave again, if necessary

 SHOCK WAVE AND WOUNDS

 Pam Nichols, DVM, CCRP, K-9 Rehab Center, Utah

  • ESWT to treat a lick granuloma of approximately 2 years of duration for which steroids and DSMO had been unsuccessful
  • With 2 treatments (2 weeks apart) of 500 pulses, Energy Level E2 the lesion resolved completely. At four months post-treatment there had been no further licking or irritation of the lesion and the hair has completely regrown.
  • In another case, ESWT was used to treat a severe wound/osteomyelitis: 2 treatments at Energy Levels 3-5, 500-750 pulses. Wound healed well and limb was saved.