Review of shortwave diathermy
continuous and pulsed patterns.
FDA-2012-N-0378, "Physical Medicine Devices; Reclassification and Renaming of Shortwave Diathermy
for All Other Uses.
relaxation techniques, stress management, and behavioral modification), physical therapy (isokinetic stretching exercises and mandibular exercises), manual therapy, and electrophysical modalities (ultrasound, shortwave diathermy
, low-intensity laser therapy, transcutaneous electrical stimulation, biofeedback training, and muscular awareness relaxation therapy) [6-8]; however, there is no consensus concerning which is most effective.
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.
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.
FDA to market and sell the Intelect[R] SWD Shortwave Diathermy
device in the United States.
27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Medical device researchers and clinicians are optimistically supportive of the Food and Drug Administration's decision last week to reclassify and rename electronic shortwave diathermy
for many other uses, a decision that may improve access to safe, clinically tested medical devices that serve as alternatives to risky pain medications.
The US therapy has been compared to other physical agents such as shortwave diathermy
, galvanic or interferancial current (36, 38).
Limited Tenders are invited for Procurement Of Shortwave Diathermy
Unit For Medical Deptt For Gail Pata
Jesse Goodman, Chief Scientist, said, "I have determined, in my discretion, that additional Agency consideration is not warranted" and simply suggested resubmitting 510(k) premarket notifications or "providing input into the recent CDRH process for reclassification of non-thermal shortwave diathermy