What is the role of low-intensity shockwave therapy in the treatment of erectile dysfunction (ED)?

Updated: Aug 08, 2018
  • Author: Edward David Kim, MD, FACS; Chief Editor: Edward David Kim, MD, FACS  more...
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Although not approved for this indication in the United States, low-intensity shock wave therapy has proved effective in European patients with severe ED that is unresponsive to treatment with phosphodiesterase type 5 (PDE-5) inhibitors. [82] The mechanism of action is presumably promotion of revascularization in the penis. [83]


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