The ED1000 should be operated by a trained personnel. This could be an urologist or a nurse under the supervision of an urologist. All users should undergo training by Medispec or its local authorized representative to operate the ED1000.
Shockwaves are healing waves, similar to ultra-sound waves that are generated by an underwater high-voltage spark. Shockwaves are single pulse waves with high-pressure amplitude, small pulse width and a short rise time. Shockwaves are delivered non-invasively, focused by a special ellipsoid reflector.
Patients are eligible for treatment if they have documented vascular related ED and not hormonal, neurological, or psychological pathology.
Patients with the following conditions:
- Any cause of ED other than vascular etiology
- Patients with penile tumor
- Patients with prostatic tumor
- Patients with testicular tumor
- Patients with local tumor at the treatment area
- Patients with skin wound at the treatment area
- Patients with infection at the treatment area
The Urological clinics are by nature discrete. During the treatment, only the treatment administrator is present. Typically, treatment is administered in a private room.
Shockwave therapy is a non-invasive therapy that triggers natural mechanisms in the body, addressing vascular problems that cause Erectile Dysfunction, not merely treating the symptoms.
In other therapies, the treatment can involve either pharmaceutical therapy using PDE5-I (that have systematic load on different organs and can be accompanied with different reported side effects) – or vacuum pumps – to induce a mechanical erection.
Other treatment options offer temporary relief, treating the symptom of ED but not the root cause.
Although there is no doubt on the impact that PDE-5 inhibition medication has on the field of sexual medicine, there is a growing realization that pharmacotherapy is insufficient, especially in the delicate and complex matter of male sexuality. We have to attribute physiological as well as emotional factors that concern the treatments of ED which have not been solved by PDE-5 inhibitors, such as spontaneity in sexual intercourse and self-esteem that is damaged by the dependency on medication in order to be able to have intercourse. The ED1000 is able to address these issues and also treat the cause of the problem, not just manage the symptoms.
The patient sometimes feels a tickling sensation in the treatment area during treatment. This effect passes immediate or shortly after the treatment is stopped.
There is no restriction of sexual activity before or after treatments.
Some of the patients have reported an improvement after 6 treatments already (3 weeks from initiation of therapy).
There is clinical evidence that treatment effect is lasting from 6 months and up to 18 months.
The Cardiospec should be used by an echocardiography specialist. This could be a cardiologist or an echo technician supervised by the cardiologist who determined the course of treatment. All users should undergo training by Medispec or its local authorized representative to operate the Cardiospec.
Patients with documented myocardial ischemia not eligible for “conventional” treatment such as PCI or CABG or has Refractory Angina (Incomplete revascularization, CABG/PTCA failure, Disease progression in native coronary arteries, inadequate treatment of concomitant diseases (e.g., hypertension), Microvascular dysfunction). Patient should have angina or angina equivalent symptoms prior to therapy. Therapy had higher success rate the higher the angina grade.
Patients with the following conditions (selected list):
- Patients with intracardiac Thrombus
- Patients with malignancy at the area of treatment
- Pulmonary disease (emphysema) that blocks the acoustic window
No. Although no side effects were reported so far, patients at high risk (poor hemodynamic conditions) are recommended to stay in the hospital for monitoring following the treatment.
No. Unlike Urologic applications, Cardiac shock wave therapy requires less powerful shock waves (1/10th of Lithotripsy). For that reason, the CardiospecTM is fitted with a smaller generator, producing less intense electrical sparks thus generating significantly less noise. There is no need to wear ear protection during treatment.
No. There were no reports of side effects during, immediately after or post treatment.
There was no pain associated and no signs of local hemorrhage. Vital parameters, cardiac enzymes and ECG were unchanged. In addition, there was no indication of arrhythmias and new wall motion abnormalities.
Yes. Shock waves could be delivered as long as there is a clinical need for collaterals development.
No, but if needed, it is recommended to monitor cardiac enzymes and controlled ECG. All showed negative in the studies performed.
Yes. There is a reduction of at least 85% in the weekly intake of nitrates after treatment.
LilyCare is the revolutionary solution to intimate health issues, a therapeutic treatment for fast, non-medication and non-invasive pain relief and improvement of common female sexual dysfunctions and urological disorders.
Typically, a patient may undergo 5-6 treatment sessions of 20 minutes each session.
Typically, patients who receive LilyCare treatment are women with conditions that cause discomfort or pain during intercourse, such as:
Female sexual dysfunctions:
- Diminished vaginal lubrication
- Diminished sexual arousal and difficulty achieving orgasm
- Vulvar Vestibulitis Syndrome (Provoked Vestibulodynia Disorder)
- Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome (CPPS)
- Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI)
- Sexual dysfunction in diabetic women
- Women who are pregnant or are trying to become pregnant
- As a precaution, women who are already taking blood thinners must consult with their doctors prior to treatment.
The therapy requires low-investment and offers high ROI.
- Easy, fast, effective
- No medications
- No surgery
- No hospital
- No anesthetics required
- Short treatment time
- Physical exam by a doctor or specialist, urologist
- Your medical doctor will most likely run some other tests to rule out other conditions before suggesting this line of treatment.
The treatment is not reported painful by clinicians or medical journals. If concerned, your doctor can give you a light or local anesthesia.
The treatment itself takes about 30 minutes. You will most likely wear a hospital gown and undergo the procedure in a doctor’s office or clinical setting. As acoustic waves are generated and traveling into the body, you will hear a clicking sound.
- Improved sexual function
- Less pain or no pain
Feel more confident and comfortable during intercourse
- Improve blood flow
- Regenerate nerve activity
- Increase VGF
- Create collateral blood vessels
Medical journals and publications on ESWT report no side-effects.
Lithotripsy is also known as Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy (ESWL).
The Greek roots of this word lithotripsy are “litho” meaning stone, and “tripsy” meaning crushed.
- Extracorporeal means outside of the body, and a shockwave is a pressure wave created by high-energy acoustic waves. These waves can be generated either by hydraulic or electromagnetic power.
- Lithotripsy is a non-invasive medical procedure using shockwaves to break down stones in the kidney, gallbladder, or ureter.
- It is an outpatient, safe procedure, allowing patients to avoid surgery and resume most activities the next day.
- In an ESWL procedure by a Medispec device, the machine emits shockwaves that impact the stones, breaking up the deposits of minerals/kidney stones into smaller and smaller pieces until they can leave the body through natural elimination.
- ESWL is a non-invasive approach to stone treatment resulting in lower numbers of emergency room admissions, less pain, and fewer UTI infections than other treatments.
Patients who have a kidney stone(s) smaller than 2 centimeters or 1 inch are generally the best candidates for ESWL a.k.a. lithotripsy.
- People with bleeding disorders, infections, severe skeletal abnormalities, or who are morbidly obese are usually not good candidates.
- Pregnant women with stones are not treated with ESWL.
- Also, if your kidneys have any abnormalities, your doctor may decide you should have a different treatment.
- Combination of drinking insufficient water & having a modern high-sodium diet
- Genetic tendency to create stones
Kidney stones are created when minerals and salts in urine crystalize, combine together, and form stones. They can cause pain and even infection when they block the urinary tract system.
- Few to no follow-up procedures
- 1-day hospital or ambulatory
- Effective for children & infants
- Less pain than other procedures
- Less UTIs
- Local or no anesthetics required
- Lower ER admission rate
- Shorter treatment time
- Lower to zero exposure to x-rays (since ultrasound is an option)
Dr. Ran Katz, Head of Urology at Ziv Medical Center and Bar-Ilan University, says yes. Stone per stone, laser and other treatments generally require follow-up procedures that are not necessary with ESWL.
- Lingeman and Newman indicate 95% stone-free rate for stones <1cm and 87% for stones 1-2 cm (1990).
- According to one studyin the Oman Medical Journal, the stone-free success rate of lithotripsy is 74% for kidney stones and 88% for ureter stones (2013).
- Urine in the blood
- Some pain as you pass the pieces of kidney stones
Although chances are low, there is a possibility that the kidney stone may not be completely removed and require a subsequent treatment. You may experience bruising, grazing, or blistering of the skin where the shockwaves have passed through.
ESWL is an excellent treatment option for children (age infant to 2 years old) because it allows for minimization of anesthesia and radiation exposure.
Also, children have less flank pain than adults with kidney stones in general, because they pass the stones easier. Children 2 years and younger expel stones better than adults.
There are no complications or side effects reported and no records of complications in the professional literature over more than 50,000 patients treated worldwide. The only noticeable side effect is redness, which disappears within maximum 1 week.
There has been no written information in the past ten years of medical bibliography to indicate the above occurrence. The probability for such occurrence is low because the pressure produced by the orthopedic treatment and its effect on the treated area is smaller than when using a urological reflector. This is due to the fact that the focal area, where energy is accumulated, is bigger when using the orthopedic reflector than when using the Urological one. Thus the pressure per area unit is smaller when administering shock wave treatment with an orthopedic reflector.
The number of shocks per calcification treatment varies between 1000 and 1500 shocks. The probability of damage to the bone is low. In order to damage the bone structure it is necessary to use stronger and more frequent shock waves. One example of this is the treatment of non-union fractures which requires 5000 shocks at a much higher pressure in order to stimulate bone tissue growth without destroying the integrity of the bone structure.
SWT can be performed before administering a cortisone injection. SWT treatment does not exclude the use of other kinds of treatments, which can be performed afterwards. Cortisone injections carry a high risk of side effects and should not be given more than 2-3 times.
SWT is effective in the most difficult cases, where cortisone injections have not been able to produce therapeutic results. It is advisable to combine SWT with physiotherapy; the combination is highly effective.
In most cases the pain disappears after a short period of time, about one week after the use of SWT.
There are some cases where it is necessary to perform additional SWT, however less than 10% of patients require a second session.
The maximum number of treatments given to a patient is three with a minimum interval of one month between treatments.
Successful treatment is based on a 6-week healing period for Heel Spur, Tennis and Golf Elbow, with an 8-week period for Calcification and 3 months for non-union fractures.
The use of SWT is not recommended on areas that are already affected with other medical problems such as cancer or infections. SWT is ineffective in cases of tears in the tendon since the pain is not due to calcification.
In cases where conservative treatments have failed, SWT has obtained more than 70-80% success rate.
The doctor can rely on the X-Ray image (by which the patient was diagnosed), which indicates the area of calcification, in order to determine how the patient should be positioned in regards to the membrane.
However, the orthopedic reflector enables a large therapy zone.
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These are the most common sports injuries that need attention in order to heal properly. Some can be treated at home and some require a trip to the doctor.
Description: Injuries that result from a fall on a hard surface that causes outer layers of skin to rub off.
Achilles Tendon Rupture
Description: The exact cause of rupture of the Achilles tendon is not known. As with Achilles tendonitis, tight or weak calf muscles may contribute to the potential for a rupture.
Description: The most common of all ankle injuries, an ankle sprain occurs when there is a stretching and tearing of ligaments surrounding the ankle joint.
Anterior Cruciate Ligament(ACL) Injuries
Description: ACL partial or complete tears can occur when an athlete changes direction rapidly, twists without moving the feet, slows`down abruptly, or misses a landing from a jump
Description: A fluid-filled sack on the surface of the skin that commonly occurs on the hands, or the feet.
Clavicle Fractured (Broken Shoulder)
Description: A shoulder fracture typically refers to a total or partial break to either the clavicle (collar bone) or the neck of the humerus (arm bone). It generally is from an impact injury, such as a fall or blow to the shoulder
Description: A concussion is typically caused by a severe head trauma where the brain moves violently within the skull so that brain cells all fire at once, much like a seizure.
Delayed-Onset Muscle Soreness
Description: Muscle pain, stiffness or soreness that occurs 24-48 hours after unaccustomed, or particularly intense exercise.
Hamstring Pull, Tear, or Strain
Description: Hamstring injuries are common among runners. The hamstring muscles run down the back of the leg from the pelvis to the lower leg bones, and an injury can range from minor strains to total rupture of the muscle.
Description: Knee pain is extremely common in athletes. In order to treat the cause of the pain, it is important to have an evaluation and proper diagnosis. Common reasons for knee pain in athletes include the following.
Iliotibial (IT) Band Friction Syndrome
Description: Knee pain that is generally felt on the outside (lateral) aspect of the knee or lower thigh often indicates Iliotibial (IT) Band Friction Syndrome.
Description: A cramp is a sudden, tight and intense pain caused by a muscle locked in spasm. You can also recognize a muscle cramp as an involuntary and forcibly contracted muscle that does not relax.
Description: Overtraining syndrome frequently occurs in athletes who are training for competition or a specific event and train beyond the body’s ability to recover.
Description: Plantar fasciitis is the most common cause of pain on the bottom of the heel and usually defined by pain during the first steps of the morning.
Description: Shin Splints describes a variety of generalized pain that occurs in the front of the lower leg along the tibia (shin bone). Shin Splints are considered a cumulative stress injury.
Shoulder Tendinitis, Bursitis, and Impingement Syndrome
Description: These conditions similar and often occur together. If the rotator cuff and bursa are irritated, inflamed, and swollen, they may become squeezed between the head of the humerus and the acromion.
Description: These are acute injuries that vary in severity but usually result in pain, swelling, bruising, and loss of the ability to move and use the joint.
Description: Stress fractures in the leg are often the result of overuse or repeated impacts on a hard surface
Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis)
Description: the number one reason people see their doctor for elbow pain. It is considered a cumulative trauma injury that occurs over time from repeated use of the muscles of the arm and forearm that lead to small tears of the tendons.
Torn Rotator Cuff
Description: A common symptom of a rotator cuff injury is aching, and weakness in the shoulder when the arm is lifted overhead.
Trigger point therapy is a bodywork technique that involves the applying of pressure to tender muscle tissue in order to relieve pain and dysfunction in other parts of the body. Sometimes massage and trigger point therapy are performed together.
Trigger point therapy is also called myofascial trigger point therapy. It was developed by Dr. Janet Travell in the United States in the 1940s.
Trigger points are areas of tenderness in a muscle. There are two basic types of trigger points: active and latent.
Active trigger points cause muscular pain and will refer pain and tenderness to another area of the body when pressure is applied. Latent trigger points only exhibit pain when compressed, they do not refer pain to other areas of the body. Latent trigger points are believed to be one of the causes of stiff joints and restricted range of motion of old age.
Trigger points may be associated with myofascial pain syndromes or fibromyalgia. Trigger points are very common. They are also referred to as muscle knots.
Trigger points differ from acupressure points. Acupressure points are concentrations of energy or blockages of the body’s energy pathways. Trigger points are physical phenomena that can be felt by touch.
The pain caused by trigger points may be the biggest cause of disability and loss of time in the workplace.
Trigger points have several causes. Some common causes are: birth trauma, an injury sustained in a fall or accident, poor posture, or overexertion.
The purpose of trigger point therapy is to eliminate pain and to re-educate the muscles into pain-free habits. After several treatments, the swelling and stiffness of neuromuscular pain is reduced, range of motion is increased, tension is relieved, and circulation, flexibility and coordination are improved.
Deep Tissue Massage is a massage technique that focuses on the deeper layers of muscle tissue. It aims to release the chronic patterns of tension in the body through slow strokes and deep finger pressure on the contracted areas, either following or going across the fiber’s of the muscles, tendons and fascia.
Deep tissue massage is used to release chronic muscle tension through slower strokes and more direct deep pressure or friction applied across the grain of the muscles not with the grain. Deep tissue massage helps to break up and eliminate scar tissue. Deep tissue massage usually focuses on more specific areas and may cause some soreness during or right after the massage. However, if the massage is done correctly you should feel better than ever within a day or two.
It feels good and it is beneficial to your health. When muscles are stressed, they block oxygen and nutrients, leading to inflammation that builds up toxins in the muscle tissue. A deep-tissue massage helps loosen muscle tissues, release toxins from muscles and get blood and oxygen circulating properly. Because many toxins are released, it’s important to drink plenty of water after a deep-tissue session to help eliminate these toxins from the body.
The purpose is to “unstick” the fibers of a muscle while releasing deeply-held patterns of tension, removing toxins, while relaxing and soothing the muscle. It is both corrective and therapeutic.
Cellulite describes a condition that occurs mainly in women (up to 90%), although may occur in men as well, where the skin surface of the lower limbs, more frequently the thighs, hips and buttocks, but also abdomen and pelvic region becomes dimpled after puberty, due to fat accumulation in the subcutaneous tissue. It is known casually as “cottage cheese” or “orange peel” skin. It is not specific to overweight women although increased fatty tissue load will deteriorate the condition.
All skin tissue contains collagen and elastin fibers. The collagen is a fibrous protein that gives skin its specific structure and strength. That same collagen forms a series of fat-storing compartments (septae) within the skin which, when functioning normally, provide structural support and insulation. However, further to several hormonal processes occurring after puberty, if those compartments become over-full and rigid, the septae can’t contain the excess fat anymore. The septae bend or break, and the fat bulges out towards the surface of the skin, developing non- esthetic lumps on the skin. Rapid weight loss and gain, poor hydration are also contributing factors, while genetics are probably the most significant factor of all.
There is no way to prevent the development of cellulite, however maintaining a healthy life style such as regular sportive activity, having a balanced nutrition and keeping a high hydration level at all times will help to ameliorate the existing cellulite appearance.
Slimspec is a professional system specially designed for cellulite and body firming treatments based on Acoustic Radial Waves Therapy (ARWT). Slimspec treatments can be performed on the cellulite affected areas such as the abdomen, hips, thighs, or buttocks.
Slimcream is an effective active water based cream for improving the cellulite condition and for skin firming, used as a coupling solution for Slimspec treatments. It contains active ingredients that promote blood circulation by increasing the tone in the walls of the veins, whereby enabling blood to flow unrestricted.
Plantar Fasciitis, Heel Spurs, Tennis Elbow, Bursitis, Achilles Tendonitis, Trigger Point Therapy, Jumpers Knee, Osteoarthritis, etc.
The treatment generates an instant reaction of a butterfly-like effect. The body responds to the Acoustic Radial wave by increasing metabolic activity around the site of the treated area. This stimulates and accelerates the neovascularization process and induces the formation of the collagen fibers in the skin connective tissue. The tissue drainage becomes more effective so the fluids and the toxins retained within the fat cells are being released and drained by the lymphatic system.
The pressure wave through deep massage reduces the tissue oedema which is one of the initial phenomena of the Cellulite. Reduction of oedema causes less puffiness of the skin. In addition, due to the oedema, there is an elevation of toxins in the skin tissue which induces degeneration of collagen fibers that hold the fatty chambers. By reducing the toxins, through reduction of oedema, there is less damage to the collagen fibers, thus, less degeneration and tighter holding of the skin. Moreover, there is evidence of enhanced collagen synthesis as a result of Acoustic Radial wave treatment.
- Gradual smoothening of skin’s surface with a noticeable reduction in cellulite
- Increased firmness and lifting of the skin
- Circumferential reduction of 1 – 3 cm
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The recommended protocol is twice per week for 6 weeks and one maintenance treatment each 3 months thereafter. The Slimspec treatments are comfortable and relaxing, with each treatment lasting approximately 20 minutes. Once the treatment is over, the patient can return to normal activities without delay.
After the patient initial evaluation, the professional caregiver should convey agree with the patient upon realistic expectations of the treatment, according to the cellulite level at the starting point, Body Mass Index (BMI)and general skin condition. Although individual results may differ, within six weeks most treated patients will observe a significant improvement of cellulite condition and the skin will improve its elasticity and firmness. At 3- and 6- month follow-ups, the skin elasticity will be completely restored.
The cost of Slimspec treatments varies per person. Slimspec treatment price is based on: patient response to the treatment, degree of cellulite and BMI level.
Yes, the treatment is safe and there are no reported side effects. Being unfocused, the amount of wave energy decreases proportional to the penetration depth, so no harm is being induced to any internal organ.
There is no reason to refrain from treating a patient with cellulite due to the existence of a pacemaker. The electromagnetic effect on the pacemaker does not damage its function, but rather the theoretical direct mechanical insult to the pacemaker or its electrodes, should the Slimspec hit directly on it. Therefore it’s important to keep away from the pacemaker and electrode and to know in advance their exact location in order to keep things safe.
By deeply massaging the Slimcream into the skin, Slimspec assists in enhancing the affectivity of the active ingredients of the cream e.g. Caffeine, Horse Chestnut etc.
If a patient has an existing condition involving the below, then he/she is ineligible for Thermaspec treatment.
- Neurogenic bladder
- Bladder Calculi
- Pacemaker, Arrhythmia
- T.I (recent)
- Metal implant in the urethra
- Anti-coagulant treatment
- Symptoms of prostate cancer
- Urethral stricture
- Urination problem of patient caused by something besides benign prostate hyperplasia
- Untreated infection on urine path
- Kidney malfunction (Serum, Creatinine 2mg/dl or over)
- Patient with catheter in urethra, because of urination problems
- External prostate lobe
- Patient is diagnosed with symptomatic Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia based on detailed medical history, physical examination, including a urinalysis, and the assessment of renal function, Uroflowmetry, and Post-Void Residual urine measurements (PVR).
- Patient has defined lower and upper size limits of the prostate (set by sponsor’s expectation of therapy)
- The AUA symptom Index value should be a total score of > 13
- Peak urine flow rate < 12 ml/sec (Based on a voided volume > 150 ml).
- Level of Energy – While most equipments’ applicator transmits a high level of energy (in some of them up to 80 Watts), Medispec’s Thermaspec uses a relatively low temperature while maintaining the application’s temperature level (applied energy).
- Minimum Risk for the Rectum – In the equipment cooling systems, the Temperature Sensors (“Thermocouples”) are only EVALUATING the temperature as they are reaching the prostate, and therefore it is recommended to use a Trans-Rectal Probe. In Thermaspec, the sensors are taking the exact measurement of the temperature received by the prostate, with no interference of the cooling water.
- Versatility – The Thermaspec mode of action allow the doctor to adjust the position of the applicator and energy to the size of the prostate, using special marks on the catheter. Medispec developed an applicator that is Multi-Use (The Thermocouples are installed on the applicator). The doctor only needs to replace the catheter between one patient and the next. For the first few treatments, Medispec prosvide catheters with the consumables (Applicator and Thermocouples) pre-installed . Part of them will be for Regular Prostate and part of them for Small Prostate. Multi-Use consumables are later applied.
- Catheter size – In order to avoid using a cooling system, the catheter diameter is small.
- Cost-effective – The costs of the consumables of the Thermaspec are economic. The Multi-Use applicator and thermocouples reduce costs to a minimum.
Medispec has developed a special proprietary wave set, engineered for optimal healing.
Medispec was established 25+ years ago by a team of medical professionals and engineers
Medispec has long been an innovator and leader in the field of medical shockwave device applications.