At the beginning of the 1990, the first reports about shockwave therapy on tendinitis calcarea were published. Further investigations lead to successful treatment of epicondylitis and heel spur with reported success rates between 70% and 80%.
In recent years, low-intensity extracorporeal shockwave therapy (Li-ESWT) becomes the treatment of erectile dysfunction (ED). Treatment consists of noninvasive low-intensity shockwaves that pass through erectile tissue, restoring natural erectile function by clearing plaque out of blood vessels and encouraging the growth of new blood vessels. The shockwave treatment offers a cure in that it reverses the problems that cause the dysfunction in the first place — the most desired win-win outcome coveted by men with ED. In 2014, European Association of Urology (EAU) guidelines announce Li-ESWT being the first-line therapy of ED.
The new ESWT model we used in National Yang-Ming University is made in Taiwan and it has an innovative electromagnetic shock wave generator with a wide and deep treatment range. In addition to the therapeutic effect of vascular erectile dysfunction in the urology department, it is also useful for urology Patients with chronic pelvic pain syndromes that are difficult to deal with have immediate results. The latest clinical report points out that this shock wave also has a therapeutic effect on another intractable disease, interstitial cystitis. It is a new weapon in urology.
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