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.
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.
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Radial Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy Is Safe and Effective in the Treatment of Chronic Recalcitrant Plantar Fasciitis By: Ludger Gerdesmeyer, MD, PhD, Carol Frey, MD, Johannes Vester, PhD, Markus Maier, PhD, Lowell Weil Jr, DPM, Lowell Weil Sr, DPM, Martin Russlies, PhD, John Stienstra, DPM, Barry Scurran, DP, Keith Fedder, MD, Peter Diehl, MD, Heinz Lohrer, MD, Mark Henne, MD, and Hans Gollwitzer, MD DOWNLOAD
Shockwave Therapy for the Treatment of Chronic Proximal Hamstring Tendinopathy in Professional Athletes By: Angelo Cacchio, Jan D. Rompe, John P. Furia, Piero Susi, Valter Santilli and Fosco De Paulis DOWNLOAD
Ultrasonographic Evaluation of Low Energy Extracorporeal Pulse- Activated Therapy (EPAT) for Chronic Plantar Fasciitis By: Robert Gordon, MD; Charles Wong, BHSc; Eric J. Crawford, BHSc Toronto, Canada DOWNLOAD
The Role of Extracorporeal ShockwaveTreatment in Musculoskeletal Disorders Daniel Moya, MD, Silvia Ram ́on, MD, PhD, Wolfgang Schaden, MD, Ching-Jen Wang, MD,Leonardo Guiloff, MD, and Jai-Hong Cheng, MD DOWNLOAD
Current Concepts of Shockwave Therapy in Stress Fractures By: Carlos Leal, Cristina D'Agostino, Santiago Gomez Garcia, Arnold Fernandez DOWNLOAD
Repetitive low-energy shockwave application without local anesthesia is more efficient than repetitive low-energy shockwave application with local anesthesia in the treatment of chronic plantar fasciitis* By: Rompe JD, Meurer A, Nafe B, Hofmann A, Gerdesmeyer L. VIEW ONLINE
Extracorporeal shockwave therapy for the treatment of chronic calcifying tendonitis of the rotator cuff: a randomized controlled trial* By: Gerdesmeyer L, Wagenpfeil S, Haake M, Maier M, Loew M, Wortler K, Lampe R, Seil R, Handle G, Gassel S, Rompe JD. VIEW ONLINE
The American Journal of Orthopedics - Safety and Efficacy of ESWT for Chronic Lateral Epicondylitis By: John P. Furia, M.D. DOWNLOAD
The American Journal of Sports Medicine - Extracorporeal Shockwave for Chronic Patellar Tendinopathy By: Ching-Jen Wang M.D., Jih-Yang Ko M.D., Yi-Sheng Chan M.D., Lin-Hsiu Weng M.D. and Shan-Lin Hsu M.D. DOWNLOAD
The American Journal of Sports Medicine - Eccentric Loading, Shockwave Treatment, or a Wait-and-See Policy for Tendinophathy of the Main Body of Tendo Achillis By: Jan D. Rompe, M.D., Bernhard Nafe, M.D., John P. Furia, M.D. Ph.D., and Nicola Maffulli, M.D., Ph.D., F.R.C.S.(Orth) DOWNLOAD
Radial Shockwave Therapy in Calcific Tendinitis of the Rotator Cuff By: Dr. P. Magosch, ATOS Clinic Heidelberg (Germany) DOWNLOAD
Shockwave Therapy Compared with Intramedullary Screw Fixation for Nonunion of Prixmal Fifth Metatarsal Metaphyseal-Diaphyseal Fractures By: John P.Furia, MD, Paul J. Juliano, MD, Allison M. Wade, MD, Wolfgang Schaden, MD, and Rainer Mittermayr, MD DOWNLOAD
Physical Therapy - Effectiveness of Radial Shockwave Therapy for Calcific Tendinitis of the Shoulder: Single-Blind, Randomized Clinical Study By: Angelo Cacchio, Marco Paoloni, Antonio Barile, Romildo Don, Fosco de Paulis, Vittorio Calvisi, Alberto Ranavolo, Massimo Frascarelli, Valter Santilli, Giorgio Spacca DOWNLOAD
Low-Energy Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy as a Treatment for Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome By: Jan D. Rompe, Angelo Cacchio, John P. Furia and Nicola Maffulli DOWNLOAD
Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy Compared with Surgery for Hypertrophic Long-Bone Nonunions By: Angelo Cacchio, Lucio Giordano, Olivo Colafarina, Jan D. Rompe, Emanuela Tavernese, Francesco Ioppolo, Stefano Flamini, Giorgio Spacca and Valter Santilli DOWNLOAD
Efficacy of Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy in Frozen Shoulder By: Badak Vahdatpour, Parisa Taheri, Abolghasem Zare Zade and Saeed Moradian DOWNLOAD
Clinically Relevant Effectiveness of Focused Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy in the Treatment of Chronic Plantar Fasciitis. A Randomized, Controlled Multicenter Study By: Hans Gollwitzer, MD, Amol Saxena, DPM, Lawrence A. DiDomenico, DPM, Louis Galli, DPM, Richard T. Bouche, DPM, David S. Caminear, DPM, Brian Fullem, DPM, Johannes C. Vester, ́Carsten Horn, MD, Ingo J. Banke, MD, Rainer Burgkart, MD, and Ludger Gerdesmeyer, MD DOWNLOAD
Techniques in Foot and Ankle Surgery - Shockwave Therapy for Treatment of Foot and Ankle Conditions By: Alastair Younger, MB, ChB, FRCSC DOWNLOAD
The American Journal of Sports Medicine - Shockwave Therapy for Patients with Lateral Epiconylitis of the Elbow By: Ching-Jen Wang, M.S. & Han-Shiang Chen, M.D. DOWNLOAD
Efficacy of extracorporeal shockwave therapy for knee osteoarthiris: a randomized controlled trial By: Zhe Zhao, MD, Rufand Jing, MD, Zhan Shi, PhD, Bin Zhao, MD, Quan Ai, MM, and Gengyan Xing, MD DOWNLOAD
Antibacterial effects of extracorporeal shockwaves* By: Gerdesmeyer L, von Eiff C, Horn C, Henne M, Roessner M, Diehl P, Gollwitzer H. Klinik und Poliklinik fur Orthopadie und Sportorthopadie der Technischen Universitat Munchen, Munchen, Germany VIEW ONLINE