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    HOW SHOCKWAVE THERAPY REALLY WORKS

    Shockwave therapy accelerates the healing process in the body by stimulating the metabolism and enhancing blood circulation to regenerate damaged tissue. Strong energy pulses are applied to the affected area. These pulses occur for short periods of time, creating micro-cavitation bubbles that expand and burst. The force created by these bubbles penetrates tissue and stimulates cells in the body that are responsible for bone and connective tissue healing. In many instances, shockwave therapy is most effective in cases where the human body has not been able to heal itself on its own.

    TECHNOLOGY

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    Extracorporeal shockwave therapy (ESWT) is a modern and highly effective treatment method: high-energy sound waves are introduced into the body. With this innovative therapy approach, pathological alterations of tendons, ligaments, capsules, muscles and bones can be healed systematically.

    STORZ offers focused, and radial shockwave systems to cover the great variety of indications in orthopaedic therapy and rehabilitation medicine and makes the combined shockwave therapy system and the radial system MASTERPULS® line the most successful ESWT systems worldwide today.

    STUDY : THE JOURNAL OF BONE & JOINT SURGERY

    In RPW generators, compressed air accelerates a projectile inside a cylindrical guiding tube. When the projectile hits an applicator at the end of the tube, a pressure wave is produced and radially expands into the target tissue. These devices do not emit shockwaves because the rise times of the pressure pulses are too long and the pressure outputs are too low. Nevertheless, RPW may induce acoustic cavitation.The modes of action and the effects of RPW on living tissue may differ from those of focused shockwaves because bioeffects are related to the pressure waveform. F-ESWT and RPW may complement each other. While RPW is suitable for treating large areas, focused shockwaves can be concentrated deep inside the body.

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    BENEFITS

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    There are numerous benefits from shockwave therapy.

    • Non-Surgical

    • No Negative Side Effects

    • Accelerated Healing

    • Ease Of Use

    • Affordable

    • Covered By Most Insurance Companies

    The beneficial effects of shockwave therapy are often experienced after only 1 or 2 treatments. The therapy eliminates pain and restores full mobility, thus improving your quality of life.

    Proposed mechanism of ESWT

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    Source: Dr. Wang
    Extracorporeal shockwave therapy clinical results, technilogy basics, GERDESMEYER 2007, page 52

    X-RAY RESULTS:
    PRE AND POST-CALCIFIC TENDONITIS TREATMENT

    PRE AND POST-SHOCKWAVE TREATMENT RADIOGRAPHS OF CALCIFIC TENDONITIS
    ESWT INDUCED NEOVASCULARIZATION AT THE TENDON-BONE JUNCTION (SHOCKWAVE VS. CONTROL)

    Source: Dr. Wang, J ORTHOP RES. 2003;21:984989

    MASTERPULS® “ULTRA” MP50

    Description

    Compact design, low capital expenditure, maximum portability. The MP50 features a newly designed hand control with all the main operating elements integrated into the hand-piece, allowing for safer treatment on patients as changes can made to settings without looking away. Multiple transmitters heads (optional).

    Key Features

    • Compact design
    • Low capital expenditure and maintenance costs
    • Maximum mobility, can be easily carried anywhere
    • Newly developed hand control, with all main operating elements integrated into the handpiece. Frequency, energy levels and number of shocks applied can be adjusted directly via selector buttons. Only product of its kind on the market. This allows for safer treatments on patients as changes can be made to settings without looking away from the patient.
    • Vibration therapy (V-ACTOR®)(Optional)

    MASTERPULS® “ULTRA” MP100

    Description

    All the versatility of the 50, the MP 100 features an integrated controls hand-piece, as well as a built-in, high-performance compressor for more power and effective results, with the added convenience of multiple hand-pieces. And all featuring deep impact shock transmitters. 10” touch screen (optional)

    Key Features

    • Newly developed hand control, with all main operating elements integrated into the handpiece. Frequency, energy levels and number of shocks applied can be adjusted directly via selector buttons. Only product of its kind on the market. This allows for safer treatments on patients as changes can be made to settings without looking away from the patient
    • Compact design
    • 10” touch screen (optional)
    • Built-in high-performance compressor makes the system even more powerful and provides excellent therapy success rates
    • Low maintenance costs
    • Combinable handpieces
    • Radial Shockwave therapy with various shock transmitters
    • Vibration therapy (V-ACTOR®) (Optional)
    • Can be integrated with numerous heads

    MASTERPULS® “ULTRA” MP200

    Description

    The ultimate in comprehensive care, the MP 200 provides more ways than any MasterPuls® unit to care for your patients. Featuring deep impact shock transmitters, it accurately pinpoints deep pain regions that can’t be reached by other shockwave device manufacturers.

    Key Features

    • Compact design
    • Pioneering Single Frame Casing
    • Maximum mobility, can be easily carried anywhere
    • Built-in high-performance “Silent” compressor with time controlled condensate drain
    • All-new R-SW hand-controlled handpiece with innovative “Active-tip-control” display with pressure and frequency selection
    • Individual Parameter Setting (IPS-Control) for different indications
    • Combinable handpieces
    • Radial Shockwave therapy with various shock transmitters
    • Oscillating ‘V-ACTOR®’(Optional) Technology for better myofascial Trigger Point therapy
    • V-ACTOR® vibration therapy: 21 – 31 Hz (optional)

    MASTERPULS® ONE

    Description

    The new radial pressure wave system MASTERPULS® ONE has been developed with a clear focus on maximum ease of use, compact design, high efficiency and perfect mobility.

    The MASTERPULS® ONE is ideal for use as a compact and flexible pressure wave starter model for the treatment of all standard indications.

    Key Features

    • Ideal starter model or add-on
    • Easy to use and versatile in the application
    • Best »shock wave therapy companion«, even outside the therapist’s office
    • Dimensions: 289 x 238 x 310 mm
    • Weight: 9.8 kg
    • 6 energy levels: 6 – 18 Hz / max. 2.7 bareff

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