Therapy sources and focal zones designed for individual indications
FOCUSED & ADAPTABLE
The use of focused shockwaves has become an established procedure to treat many indications. As the number of indications for shockwave treatments and the ESWT therapy options have increased, the requirements for the focal zones of shockwaves in terms of their penetration depth, intensity, shape and volume have also increased significantly. These days, the idea that one focal zone fits all applications is out of date. A modern, innovative shockwave system must be able to adapt to the structure of the respective target tissue. In addition to designing broad-spectrum therapy sources, Richard Wolf GmbH and ELvation Medical GmbH have made it their mission to develop the right therapy sources and focal zones for many different indications to meet the need for successful optimized treatments. All therapy sources shown on this page can be used with the PiezoWave² system. Expanding your therapeutic options by upgrading from a universal therapy source to new and specialized therapeutic procedures sometime in the future is always possible.
Focal sizes and their standards …
Focal size, impact zone, -6dB zone, 5 megapascal (MPa) zone, central penetration depth, maximum/distal penetration depth, energy flow density … the terms are confusing and are often used randomly in advertising. It is important to be aware that standards exist to describe focal zones, as discussed in the simplified explanations given below:
The maximum applied energy flux density, a local variable for the acoustic pressure signal measured at the central focal point, is an acoustic field parameter which is often used in clinical practice and scientific studies. In addition to giving information about pressure conditions in the focal area, this figure also provides information about the energy acting in the focal area of the acoustic field. The unit of measurement for energy flux density is millijoule per square millimeter (mJ/mm²).
Different therapy sources
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