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Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy
Tree Number(s)
E02.565.280.945.200
E02.779.488
E02.831.535.488
Unique ID
D000074059
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D000074059
Scope Note
A nonsurgical treatment that uses either HIGH-ENERGY SHOCK WAVES or low energy ACOUSTIC WAVES to treat various musculoskeletal conditions (e.g., PLANTAR FASCIITIS; TENNIS ELBOW). A probe placed on the skin conducts the shock waves thereby delivering a mechanical force to the body’s tissues.
Entry Term(s)
Extracorporeal High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound Therapy
Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy
HIFU Therapy
High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound Therapy
Shock Wave Therapy
Previous Indexing
High-Energy Shock Waves/therapeutic use (1989-2017)
Public MeSH Note
2018
History Note
2018
Date Established
2018/01/01
Date of Entry
2017/07/11
Revision Date
2017/02/24
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