Improve Healing and Rehabilitation Time
Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy (ESWT) is an emerging new technology for treating musculoskeletal problems, soft tissue injuries and bone injuries in horses. ESWT is non-invasive, used to stimulate healing to return horses to a level of fully sound, useful activity without recurrence of disease.
The machine generates high-intensity shock or pressure waves, which pulse to a specific site within the injured tissue. This stimulates and accelerates the healing process, essentially combing an immediate analgesic and ontogenesis in bone.
Applications for use:
The list of equine injuries that can be treated using shockwave therapy is extensive. Injuries in the equine lower leg including suspensory ligament damage, bowed tendons, bucked shins, splint bone fractures, navicular syndrome, ringbone, and various arthritic conditions of the knee and hock respond well to shockwave therapy.
Improves healing in the following ways:
Increased localized blood flow (increased growth factors)
Decreases localized cell death (apoptosis)
Increases skin fibroblasts