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Radial shock wave therapy

Radial shock wave therapy is recommended for superficial indications.


How it works:

Ballistic generation

Compressed air accelerates a projectile which strikes a fixed applicator.

The kinetic energy is converted into a shock wave delivered to the target tissue through the skin.

These shock waves are conveyed radially for broad treatment areas.

Pressure characteristics

“A significant tissue effect is cavitation consequent to the negative phase of the wave propagation ” (Ogden et al., 2001)

Both parameters (Compression phase and Cavitation) may have important consequences for therapeutic bioeffect” (Perez et al., 2014)

“The contribution of cavitation to the therapeutic effect of radial shock waves was recently shown in an advanced animal model ” (Angstman et al., 2015)

Pressure characteristics
Constant energy

Constant energy

Proven constant energy

Shock Wave therapy is dose dependent: the radial handpiece Evo Blue® guarantees successful treatments providing a constant energy flux at all frequencies.

Early phase

Radial shock wave visualization

The compression phase (P+) penetrates the skin
and weakens the tissue.

A tensile phase (P-) follows generating
cavitation bubbles.

These bubbles collapse causing secondary shock waves.

Late phase