Effects of shock waves on chondrocytes and their relevance in clinical practice

@article{Renz2008EffectsOS,
  title={Effects of shock waves on chondrocytes and their relevance in clinical practice},
  author={Henrike Renz and Stefan Rupp},
  journal={Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery},
  year={2008},
  volume={129},
  pages={641-647}
}
Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL) has been used increasingly in clinical practice over the last few years. The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of shock waves on cartilage often unintentionally placed inside the focal volume during ESWL. We investigated whether the physical state of the chondrocytes exposed to shock waves has an influence on cell lethality. Chondrocytes of 12 patients were exposed to shock waves generated by a Piezoson 300. We used 200 shock waves of… CONTINUE READING