Ultrasonic therapy

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In physical and rehabilitation medicine, ultrasonic therapy is a form of diathermy in which "the use of focused, high-frequency sound waves to produce local hyperthermia in certain diseased or injured parts of the body or to destroy the diseased tissue."[1] It is often applied as part of physical therapy.

Ultrasonic therapy has been used to enhance thrombolytic therapy therapy for stroke.[2]


  1. Anonymous (2015), Ultrasonic therapy (English). Medical Subject Headings. U.S. National Library of Medicine.
  2. Tsivgoulis G, Eggers J, Ribo M, Perren F, Saqqur M, Rubiera M et al. (2010). "Safety and efficacy of ultrasound-enhanced thrombolysis: a comprehensive review and meta-analysis of randomized and nonrandomized studies.". Stroke 41 (2): 280-7. DOI:10.1161/STROKEAHA.109.563304. PMID 20044531. Research Blogging.