Low intensity shock wave therapy is being increasingly employed in patients of ischaemic heart disease, unsuitable for surgery; to induce new blood vessel formation with success. Here in erectile dysfunction the same logic is being employed.
The intensity of shock wave is one tenth of the intensity that is employed for breaking the kidney stones. The shock wave is given on the shaft of penis and other parts of the musculature of penis.
It may be helpful in long term basis in many cases of erectile dysfunction, the researchers conclude.