an electromagnetic wave used for treatment purposes with wavelength
between infra-red rays and short wave diathermic waves.
energy obtained from the wave is used for giving relief to the patient.
Micro-wave diathermy waves used
for treatment is of Wave length - 12.25 cm
Frequency - 2,450
cycles/secProduction of Waves
The waves are obtained
by heating special type of valve called Magnetron. The output is carried
to a small aerial and microwaves are emitted. Where useful?
- Bacterial infection
- Septic fingers
Where it should not be used?
- Tuberculosis of Bone
- Recent exposure to X-rays
- Defective blood circulation (In cases like Diabetes)
Pain is relieved
- Healing of infections is faster
- Aids in relaxation
- Injuries to eyes