INFORMATION FOR PATIENTS
What are low intensity shock waves?
Low intensity shock waves are a form of oscillating energy that produces regenerating, repairing and revascularizing responses in the biological tissues.
How are they produced?
They are produced by high technology equipment that may act through different mechanisms (mechanic, electrohydraulic, piezoelectric or electromagnetic). The equipments used should be approved by the regulatory authority.
Are there different types of shock waves?
Yes. There are high intensity waves, able to destroy kidney stones, and low intensity waves, able to stimulate the cells from different tissues and produce biological responses. Depending on the wave shape, they may be focal, planar or radial, although the latter are not considered true shock waves, but pressure waves, and they do not produce the same type of response at the biological tissue level. At Shockwave Argentina we rely on a mechanic and electromagnetic dual equipment, Storz Medical, model Duolith SD1 Ultra, with focal, planar and radial applicators.
What kind of pathology can they treat?
At Shockwave Argentina we apply low intensity shock waves for the treatment of multiple chronic conditions requiring regeneration, repair and revascularization of biological tissues. (See Treatments).
Do they have adverse effects?