Poll

Shock Wave Success

What items are you aware of when it comes to treating horses with focused, shock wave technology?
(Select all that apply)

Effective for acute wounds and chronic orthopedic conditions
23%
50
Success rates close to 90% in backs
9%
20
Focused shock wave is covered by most insurance companies
10%
21
Sound waves are delivered to customized depths (up to 110 mm)
19%
43
None of the above
39%
87

Total votes cast: 221

Comments & Write-in Answers

I know nothing and would like to learn more

5/1/2011 9:38:04 PM

Not that familiar with this technology.

4/30/2011 7:21:25 PM

I have never heared of shockwave therapy

4/28/2011 7:32:14 PM

Not aware of any of this

4/28/2011 4:37:34 PM

Its really expensive

4/26/2011 8:29:20 PM

I know it's expensive!

4/26/2011 5:24:51 PM

It is not a magic bullet and will not work on Navicular Syndrom symtoms longterm.

4/26/2011 5:11:07 PM

in my experience, it has worked well almost every time it has been a recommended treatment

4/26/2011 4:53:43 PM

Enough of the shock wave therapy discussion

4/26/2011 4:47:50 PM

Went from dead lame to sound & productive in 1 treatment!

4/26/2011 4:32:31 PM

very successful for our racing thoroughbreds

4/26/2011 3:42:27 PM

have used it for tendon and ligament injuries, but don't see how it works for bone

4/26/2011 3:38:46 PM

It was recommended for a "mystery lameness" without much information given.

4/26/2011 3:08:56 PM

As a Vet Tech, I think this is the best treatment for many incidents.

4/26/2011 11:24:40 AM

I know not all shock wave is created equal. ask your vet what he will be using

4/26/2011 9:53:20 AM

MUST be high energy focused devices to achieve results. MANY fakes out there with poor results!

4/26/2011 9:47:09 AM

Was not successful in treating kissing spine for one of my horses

4/26/2011 4:45:43 AM