ePlasty: Vol. 11
Shock Wave Treatment in Composite Tissue Allotransplantation
Christian Andreas Radu, MD,a Jurij Kiefer, MD,a Dominik Horn, MD,a Martin Rebel, MD,b Eva Koellensperger, MD,c Martha Maria Gebhard, MD, PhD,d Henning Ryssel, MD,a Guenter Germann, MD, PhD,c and Matthias Artur Reichenberger, MDc

aDepartment of Hand, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Burn Center, BG Trauma Center Ludwigshafen, Plastic and Hand Surgery of the University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany; bDepartment of Pathology, Klinikum Ludwigshafen, Germany; cClinic for Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, ETHIANUM, Heidelberg, Germany; and dDepartment of Experimental Surgery, University of Heidelberg, Germany

Correspondence: Christian.Radu@uni-heidelberg.de

Introduction: Composite tissue allotransplantation is a newly emerged field of transplantation. Shock wave technology has already been used in the treatment of urologic and orthopedic disorders. Recent studies demonstrated a suppression of the early proinflammatory immune response. Methods: 50 allogeneic hindlimb transplantations were performed on rats in 5 different groups. Group A (n = 10), (Lewis → Brown-Norway) received 500 impulses of extracorporeal sho .......