The introduction of Sonocur® treatment, especially to North America, is so recent that many potential applications are still undergoing clinical evaluation. The treatment may prove to be beneficial in a number of other disorders, and Dr. George Dahmen of Hamburg, Germany has reported success in the treatment of patients with Dupuytren's disease, avascular necrosis of the femoral head, localized osteoarthritis, phantom limb pain and tendinitis and arthritis in the hand.
It has also been used in Peyronie's disease, and is under investigation in the treatment of carpal tunnel syndrome and partial tears of the medial collateral ligament (MCL) of the knee. Obviously much work will continue to be done to evaluate the effectiveness of this treatment in these and other disorders.
The Sonocur® Orthopedic Extracorporeal Shockwave system is available in Canada and other countries where regulatory approval has been obtained. The Sonocur® Basic is FDA approved in the United States for the treatment of chronic lateral epicondylitis (tennis elbow).
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