External Shock Wave Therapy Systems, Pneumatic, Orthopedic
Definition : External shock wave therapy (ESWT) systems designed for orthopedic procedures that are mainly intended to alleviate pain. These systems typically consist of an electrically powered main unit that provides compressed-air (i.e., pneumatic) impulses to drive a projectile-like device located in a dedicated handpiece attached to the unit. The projectile in turn strikes an applicator at the distal end of the handpiece which applies shockwaves directly to the body area affected by pain. Pneumatic ESWT orthopedic systems are intended to trigger body actions such as inhibiting inflammatory mediators, activate cellular defenses, and release of pain mediators. They may be used in a variety of orthopedic diseases (e.g., painful inflammation and/or irritation of ligaments and/or tendons).
Entry Terms : "Orthotripsy Therapy Systems" , "ESWT Systems, Orthopedic" , "Shock Wave Therapy Systems" , "External Shock Wave Therapy Systems, Orthopedic" , "Orthopedic Shock Wave Therapy Systems"
UMDC code : 27369