short-wave diathermy


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short-wave diathermy

Abbreviation: SWD
Diathermy using wavelengths of 3 to 30 m. The most common frequency is 27.12 MHz. The heat may be applied in a continuous manner as a deep heat modality or pulsed to take advantage of the nonthermal effects of this form of radiation.
See also: diathermy
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Treating elephants with short-wave diathermy. Physiotherapy.
Effect of pulsed short-wave diathermy on pain and function of subjects with osteoarthrifis of the knee: a placebo-controlled double-blind clinical trial.