Xstrahl’s therapy systems can be used to treat painful benign skeletal disorders. The use of radiotherapy has recently been shown to be an effective method for the treatment of painful degenerative disorders of joints in elderly patients,
in a recent article in the renowned International Journal of Radiation Oncology researchers from the Department of Radiotherapy and Radiation Oncology (Franziskus Hospital Bielefeld), the Center for Radiotherapy and Radiation Oncology (Hamburg), the Department of Radiotherapy and Radiation Oncology (Marien Hospital Herne, Ruhr University Bochum), the Institute of Medical Informatics and Biometry (University Rostock), the Department of Radiotherapy, (Lippe Hospital Lemgo), and the Private Practice for Radiotherapy RheinMainNahe, in Germany reported as follows
Because of the delayed onset of analgesic effects, low-dose radiotherapy results in a significantly improved long-term efficacy in comparison with the results immediately following radiotherapy.
In view of the aging population and the corresponding increase in painful degenerative disorders of joints, low dose radiotherapy offers a low-risk, genuinely conservative, non-invasive therapeutic alternative for elderly patients.
This Xstrahl In Action was adapted from a article found on a National Library of Medicine website.