MULTI SOLUTIONS FOR MULTI ORTHOPEDIC APPLICATIONS
Orthospec™, is Medispec’s ultimate solution for chronic orthopedic indications. The Orthospec was developed after extensive theoretical expertise and practical experience in the field of shock wave therapy, as one of its masterpieces and one of the most significant devices in the orthopedic field.
Radialspec™, the ultimate solution for superficial chronic orthopedic indications, is a Radial Wave Therapy (RWT) System. Radialspec was developed after extensive theoretical knowledge and vast practical experience in the field of Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy (ESWT) and Radial Wave Therapy (RWT), and is considered one of the leading devices in the Orthopedic field.
Orthospec – Frequently Asked Questions
What are the side effects of the orthopedic SWT?
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.
Are there after effects on the hard tissues of the bone that occur during shock wave treatment of calcification or other diseases, which show up years after shock wave therapy?
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.
Should SWT be performed before or after a cortisone injection?
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.
How long does it take for the pain to disappear?
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.
What is the maximum number of treatments given to a patient?
The maximum number of treatments given to a patient is three with a minimum interval of one month between treatments.
What is the rate of decalcification or pain relief at the treated site?
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.
In which cases is the use of SWT contraindicated?
The use of SWT is not recommended on areas that are already affected with other medical problems such as cancer or infections. SWT is not effective in cases of tears in the tendon since the pain is not due to calcification.
What is the rate of success of SWT?
In cases where conservative treatments have failed, SWT has obtained more than 70-80% success rate.
How can the doctor be certain that he treats the calcified area if he does not use an Imaging System?
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.
Does Medispec LTD. have the certificates that allow for the use of Shock Waves in Orthopedic Applications?
Medispec LTD complies with the international quality standards ISO 9001 and CE mark.
Radialspec – Frequently Asked Questions
What is Trigger Point Therapy?
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.
What are Trigger Points?
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.
What Causes Trigger Points?
Trigger points have several causes. Some common causes are: birth trauma, an injury sustained in a fall or accident, poor posture, or overexertion.
What is the Purpose of Trigger Point Therapy?
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.
What is Deep Tissue Massage?
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.
Why get a Deep Tissue Massage?
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.
What is the purpose of Deep Tissue Massage?
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.
What are the most common sports injuries?
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.
- Ankle Sprains
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.
- Knee Pain
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.
- Muscle Cramps
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.
- Overtraining Syndrome
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.
- Plantar Fasciitis
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.
- Shin Splints
Description: Shin Splints describe 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.
- Stress Fracture
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.
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