Tenders are invited for Shortwave diathermy
to the pmr department
The research team applied two hours of shortwave diathermy
-- a type of heat therapy generated by electrical pulses -- to the thigh muscles of one leg of each person every day.
Draper (2014) reported that pulsed shortwave diathermy
warms up a larger surface than ultrasound, which is ideal for treating contractures of major joints .
Review of shortwave diathermy
continuous and pulsed patterns.
PHYSIOTHERAPEUTIC INTERVENTION: Shortwave diathermy
is a therapeutic device which produces heat in the connective tissues by electromagnetic waves of 27.12MHz, to treat a wide range of musculoskeletal and other conditions [Maryam M.
In this study, a horse suffering from torticollis was subjected to shortwave diathermy
and the results thus obtained have being discussed.
Materials and Methods: TENS, galvani farad, ultrasound, electrotherapy, diadynami, traction, shortwave diathermy
, infrared, treadmill, paraffin and hot pack devices are within the scope of this study.
Some of these therapies are Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy ( ESWT), Hot Magner therapy, Shortwave Diathermy
, Microwave Diathermy, Ultrasonic therapy, Cryo therapy and Continuous Passive Motion machine.
Methods used to treat pain, inflammation, and weakness includes cold and heat therapy, ultrasound, shortwave diathermy
, interferential, laser, transcutaneous electrical neuromuscular stimulation, and faradic muscle stimulation.
(14.) Marks R, Ghassemi M, Duarte R, Van Nguyen JP A review of the literature on shortwave diathermy
as applied to osteo arthritis of the knee.
(1,2) It is widely known that shortwave diathermy
(SW) can be used to reduce pain and swelling, accelerate the inflammatory process, and promote healing in tissues with chronic inflammation.
Effectiveness of shortwave diathermy
and ultrasound in the treatment of osteo-arthritis of the knee joint.