The combination of Shockwave therapy and Biologics is a major advancement in Regenerative Medicine. When Shockwave therapy is used along with safe and pure tissue products, it significantly improves how patients heal and their overall quality of life.
Notably, it’s been observed for the first time that shockwave-induced elevation of CD44 expression can enhance a cell’s response to HA treatment, suggesting a linked mechanism in the dedifferentiation and senescence of human chondrocytes.
Shockwave + Biologics
The integration of shockwave therapy with biologics represents an advancement in Regenerative Medicine. Shockwave therapy not only breaks down scar tissue and amplifies tissue permeability, facilitating better absorption of biologics, but also stimulates stem cell mobilization and draws inflammation-seeking exosomes, thereby amplifying the healing process.
While each modality — Shockwave and biologics injections — has its own merits, their combined use harnesses a synergistic effect that surpasses their individual impacts. Consequently, medical practices that adopt this combined method are pioneering innovative regenerative solutions, raising the bar for patient care. Furthermore, in vitro studies demonstrate that the trio of Shockwave, Hyaluronic Acid (HA), and Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) collaboratively supports regeneration and mitigates degeneration in osteoarthritic cells taken from hip replacement patients.
• Large joints (Knee, Hip, Shoulder & Ankle)
• Chronic partial rotator cuff tears
• Persistent partial tendon tears (Tennis Elbow)
• Plantar fasciitis / Bone Spurs
• Quadriceps and patellar tendon tears
• Muscular tears
• Meniscus and cartilage tears
• lntervertebral disc. SI and spinal facet joints
Treating Wounds and Scars
Evidence-based shockwave therapy increases blood flow and induces the stimulation of growth factors which facilitates the tissue repair and regeneration. Utilizing Storz shockwave physical therapy equipment is an effective non-invasive adjunct modality in the treatment of healing-resistant wounds, ulcers, scars, burns and other dermatological issues.It is also valuable as a pre-emptive (pre-surgical) treatment that improves healing and scar outcomes following surgery.
Shockwave therapy enhances successful outcomes in treatments utilizing:
• Platelet-rich plasma (PRP): A concentration of a patient’s own platelets
• Bone Marrow Concentrate: Regenerative cells contained within a
patient’s own bone marrow
• Hyaluronic Acid (HA)
• Amniotic Fluid+: Derived from fluid surrounding a fetus in pregnancy.
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