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Lithotripters, Intracorporeal, Impact, Ultrasonic

Definition : Intracorporeal lithotripters that use a probe consisting of an ultrasound transducer and a hollow steel probe. An external generator powers piezoceramic elements and produces high-frequency (20 to 27 kHz) sound waves. The transducer converts the sound waves to vibrations that propagate along the hollow probe to a movable impact tip. The probe is placed in contact with stones and the probe vibrations cause the stones to fragment. In some units, the probe is connected to a suction pump, which aspirates stone fragments through the probe lumen.

Entry Terms : "Ultrasonic Lithotripters" , "Piezoelectric Lithotripters" , "Lithotripters, Ultrasonic" , "Lithotripters, Piezoelectric" , "Ultrasonic Units, Therapeutic"

UMDC code : 16230

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Boston Scientific Corp

Company Type: Parent

In 1969, fascinated by the possibility of bringing pioneering medical devices and treatments to patients across the world, John Abele joined Medi-Tech, a company that was developing alternatives to traditional surgery. Pete Nicholas was looking for an investment, and when he met John, the pieces came together.

MED-SONICS Corp

Company Type: Parent

Misonix Inc

Company Type: Parent

Misonix has long been at the forefront of ultrasound technology and is a world leader in the design, development, manufacturing, and marketing of ultrasonic surgical devices. Our innovative, ultrasonic platforms for surgical applications include aspirators for the removal of both soft and hard tissue, instruments for laparoscopic cutting and coagulation, devices for wound cleansing and debridement, products for precision bone cutting and sculpting, and liposuction instrumentation for improving body aesthetics.

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