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Small Animal
Research

Small Animal
Research

Small Animal Research and Case Studies

View and download an array of small animal shock wave therapy research and case studies below.

Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy Improves Short-Term Limb Use After Canine TPLO

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.

Effect of Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy on Elbow Osteoarthritis in Dogs

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.

High Energy Focused Shock Wave Therapy Accelerates Bone Healing

Following TPLO surgery dogs treated with shock wave healed 14 days faster than untreated dogs.

Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy for Shoulder Lameness in Dogs

In shoulder lameness cases 88% of treated dogs showed improvement.

Qualitative Evaluation of ESWT for Treatment of Cauda Equina Syndrome in Dogs and Cats

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.

The Effect of Shock Wave Therapy on Patellar Ligament Desmitis after TPLO

There was a significant reduction in distal ligament thickness following sound wave treatment after TPLO surgery.

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