The long-term effects of extracorporeal shock waves on the epiphysis of the adolescent rat

ÖZTEMÜR Z., ÖZTÜRK H., Ozyurek S., KALOĞLU C., Golge U. H., BULUT O.

JOURNAL OF ORTHOPAEDIC SCIENCE, vol.18, no.1, pp.159-164, 2013 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 18 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s00776-012-0321-x
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.159-164
  • Sivas Cumhuriyet University Affiliated: Yes


Extracorporeal shock waves (ESW) have been successfully used to treat musculoskeletal injuries, tendinopathy, and plantar fasciitis. Different side effects of high-energy ESWT on bones, tendons, nerves, epiphysis, and cartilage have been discussed. Although the effects of ESW on the epiphysis in animal models have been described, no studies have investigated the long-term effect of ESW on the immature epiphysis in an animal model. The purpose of this study was to investigate the long-term effects of ESW on the immature epiphysis in rats.