SANUWAVE therapy for wound healing

WorkSafeBC Evidence-Based Practice Group, Martin CW
Record ID 32018004203
Authors' objectives: To determine whether there is any evidence to support the efficacy and/or effectiveness of SANUWAVE therapy as treatment for wound healing.
Authors' results and conclusions: Overall, there were fourteen primary studies identified and included in this systematic review and summarized in Table 1 for extracorporeal shockwave technology (ESWT) or Table 2 for ultrasound technology. At present, there is some evidence on the efficacy and/or effectiveness of focused ESWT or low-frequency ultrasound in treating chronic wounds but the evidence on the efficacy and/or effectiveness needs to be interpreted with caution due to the potential role of bias, chance and confounding that cannot be excluded. Currently there is still no standard protocol on the application of either focused ESWT or low-frequency ultrasound as treatment for chronic wounds.
Authors' methods: A comprehensive and systematic search of commercial medical literature databases was conducted on June 22, 2022. Combinations of keywords were employed in this literature search. After searching the SANUWAVE company website, we added dermaPACE System and UltraMIST System to our keywords. A manual search was also done of the references of the articles that were retrieved in full. No limitations, such as on the language or date of publication were employed in any of these searches.
Project Status: Completed
Year Published: 2022
English language abstract: An English language summary is available
Publication Type: Mini HTA
Country: Canada
MeSH Terms
  • Wound Healing
  • Wounds and Injuries
  • Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy
  • High-Energy Shock Waves
  • Diabetic Foot
  • Sanuwave
  • dermaPACE system acoustic wave therapy
  • dermaPACE
  • pulsed acoustic cellular expression
  • UltraMIST system therapy
  • UltraMIST
  • wound healing
  • chronic wound
Organisation Name: WorkSafeBC
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