What is the efficacy of extracorporeal shock wave therapy in the treatment of keloids?

Updated: Jan 30, 2020
  • Author: Ginard I Henry, MD; Chief Editor: Gregory Gary Caputy, MD, PhD, FICS  more...
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A study by Wang et al found that the results of extracorporeal shock wave therapy for keloid scars were comparable to those from intralesional triamcinolone injections. Patients received three treatments of one therapy or the other, with the investigators finding, for example, similar functional outcomes and Patient and Observer Scar Assessment Scale scores between the two groups. [11]

See also Wound Healing, Widened and Hypertrophic Scar and Keloid and Hypertrophic Scars.


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