Wound Bed Preparation Beyond 2021: Is There a Role for Shockwave Therapy?

Speaker: Jayesh Shah, MD, MHA

There are an estimated 30.3 million people with diabetes in America. This population is challenged with chronic conditions and often with chronic wounds that can possibly lead to recurring infections and amputation of the lower limbs.

Shockwave therapy has been used for over 30 years in other medical specialties but is now being used in advanced wound care in diabetic wounds. Shockwave therapy has been shown to increase perfusion, eradicate biofilm, and promote angiogenesis and regeneration. The treatment application and sessions can vary depending on progress.

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