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External Shock Wave Therapy Systems, Electromagnetic, Orthopedic

Definition : Electromagnetic external shock wave therapy (ESWT) systems designed for orthopedic procedures. These systems typically consist of an electromagnetic generator that produces a magnetic field when an electric current circulates through a coil attached to a thin metallic membrane. A shock wave is then generated when the membrane is repelled by the magnetic field. Orthopedic ESWT systems include an imaging system (e.g., ultrasonic) to follow the therapeutic treatment and an applicator (e.g., an articulated arm), usually filled with water, to deliver the shock wave to the intended area. Orthopedic ESWT systems are used for orthopedic procedures to alleviate pain; they are also intended for treatment of chronic orthopedic diseases such as plantar fasciitis, lateral epicondylitis, and calcifying tendonitis of the rotator cuff.

Entry Terms : "Orthopedic Shock Wave Therapy Systems"

UMDC code : 25096

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