Originally used for treating kidney stones, extracorporeal shock wave treatment (ESWT) has extended its range of applications. Beneficial effects on bone fractures, chronic wounds and neural defects have been observed. The latter lead to the idea of ESWT for spinal cord injuries.
The results obtained at the LBI Trauma are promising – soon patients will be treated in course of the first clinical study.
Austrian newspaper Die Presse recently reported on the potential of ESWT. Read the article (German only) here: Der Traum vom Gehen (The dream of walking)