Post-TPLO Weight Bearing improves with use of Shock Wave
A Louisiana State University study concludes that weight bearing increased and short-term limb use improved in dogs treated with shock wave therapy post-TPLO.
Colorado State Bone Healing
Following TPLO surgery dogs treated with shock wave healed 14 days faster than untreated dogs, at 4 weeks after surgery the treated dogs were healing significantly faster than untreated dogs, and 8 weeks post surgery all dogs were fully healed compared to only half of untreated dogs.
Surgical Group for Animals-LS
More than 75% of pets experienced improvement following a single high energy sound wave treatment with effects lasting an average of 13 months or longer.
Shock Wave and Patellar Ligament Desmitis Post TPLO
There was a significant reduction in distal ligament thickness following sound wave treatment after TPLO surgery.
Treatment Case Studies
Shock Wave and Elbow OA
In elbow osteoarthritis cases there was a 4.5% increase in peak vertical force following treatment compared with a decrease of 2.6% in the untreated group.
Shock Wave and Shoulder-related Lameness
In shoulder lameness cases 88% of treated dogs showed improvement.