Focused shock wave therapy
How it works:
High voltage is applied to 1,000 piezoceramic crystals generating pressure waves, which penetrate the skin and travel through the tissue focusing on a cigar-shaped volume.
The compression phase in focused ESWT is usually shorter than in radial ESWT.
The maximum pressure P+ in focused ESWT is usually higher than in radial ESWT.
Both focused and radial ESWT can reach an ED+ of 0.4 mJ/mm2, which has been clinically proven to be sufficient for almost all ESWT indications on the musculoskeletal system and the skin.
Focused shock wave visualization
1,000 pressure waves (P+ wave front) penetrate the skin and travel through the tissue focusing on a cigar-shaped volume (midpoint focus).
A depression phase (P-) follows, generating cavitation bubbles. These bubbles collapse causing secondary shock waves.