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Shockwave to treat encapsulation of Breast Implant

I had a patient come into the clinic last week seeking help with encapsulation of her breast plant. She reports that it is a grade 2 and has received 6 treatments of ultrasound from another clinic. She was wondering if Shockwave would be helpful. I am wondering if anyone has any experience treating encapsulation with any modality and if there would be any contraindication to using Shockwave. I am concerned about bursting the implant and I would be unsure what settings to use. I am also concerned that there would be no benefit to using it. Any guidance would be appreciated.

Thank you.


4 months ago

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Having experience with radial shock wave for more than 17 years I would not recommend treating this condition with shock wave therapy. Your concerns are correct. Maybe there might be some benefits but considering the delicacy of the condition it seems better to me to be carefull and wait for some studies proving safety and efficacy of a shock wave intervention for this condition.

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