Evidenz für die Effektivität von therapeutischem Ultraschall

Zusammenfassung der Hauptergebnisse

  • Therapeutischer Ultraschall erwärmt das Gewebe effektiv, aber die notwendige Gewebetemperatur für einen Nutzen ist unbekannt.4-6
  • Therapeutischer Ultraschall niedriger Intensität kann die Zeit bis zur Heilung von Frakturen verkürzen.7-9 CAVE: Neure Übersichtsarbeiten bestätigen dies nicht. S. link
  • Ultraschall hat eine sehr begrenzte Wirkung hinsichtlich einer Schmerzreduktion.3,10-12
  • Ultraschall hat keine Wirkung auf Muskelkater (DOMS).13-17
  • Die Phonophorese ist nicht wirksam bezüglich der Verabreichung von Medikamenten unter die Epidermis.18-21


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