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We ask Osteopath James Woledge about the benefits of shock wave therapy

James has been using shock wave therapy for nearly 10 years and has been teaching and podcasting about it since 2017. He mentors beginners through to advanced practitioners using STORZ MEDICAL radial and focused devices. James runs two multi-disciplinary clinics in Suffolk and Kent.

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Only winners at »BIKE TO WORK« – STORZ MEDICAL employees in a cycling mood

With the aim of cycling to work as many days as possible, seven motivated teams of four from every STORZ MEDICAL department took part in the »BIKE TO WORK« challenge in June 2022. Throughout Switzerland, around 2400 companies have committed themselves to sustainable mobility behaviour because of the campaign. We asked our colleagues what they thought of the campaign in retrospect.

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EAU22: STORZ MEDICAL makes stone therapy tangible in practice

After attending two virtual congresses, innovative companies, physicians and specialists in urology once again met in person for the 37th Annual Congress of the European Association of Urology (EAU) in Amsterdam (1–4 July 2022).

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Fight against Alzheimer's dementia: STORZ MEDICAL celebrates the 100th NEUROLITH

Transcranial Pulse Stimulation (TPS®) continues to be on the road to success: The 100th NEUROLITH® system was installed at the beginning of June 2022. The latest TPS® location is the Lengg Clinic in Zurich, Switzerland. Dr. med. Bartosz Bujan (Medical Director Neurorehabilitation) is one of the pioneers of TPS® in Switzerland and now offers the therapy option for patients with Alzheimer's dementia. To celebrate this important milestone and look to the future, a small celebration was held on June 16 at STORZ MEDICAL's headquarters.

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Interview: Coast-to-coast across Costa Rica thanks to accelerated healing with ESWT & EMTT

In early 2021, pro triathlete Caroline Livesey and her husband Mark headed to Costa Rica in search of a gravel cycling adventure. They embarked on a challenge to ride across the country from the Caribbean Sea to the Pacific Ocean in two days. Over 270 km of mixed riding through the incredible landscape of Costa Rica with 6500+ m of ascent ensued with lots of drama thrown in.

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New online literature database: annotated publications in the field of CPPS, IPP and ED

Since 2011, important new publications in the field of extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy (SWL) have been commented on and regularly updated by experienced urologists in the »Lithotripsy literature database«. Since April 2022, STORZ MEDICAL now also offers the popular online literature service for the field of Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy (ESWT) for urological indications: the »CPPS/IPP/ED literature database«. Here the focus is on chronic pelvic pain syndrome (CPPS), Induratio Penis Plastica (IPP) and erectile dysfunction (ED).

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New CCO Filip Schönbeck Strengthens the STORZ MEDICAL Management Level

Since January 2022, Filip Schönbeck completes the management team of STORZ MEDICAL as Chief Commercial Officer (CCO). In the newly created position, the industry-experienced expert will take over and further develop the areas of sales, product management, marketing and after-sales services.

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7.6 million readers: Transcranial Pulse Stimulation (TPS) featured on the front page of German BILD newspaper and at www.bild.de!

»New hope for Alzheimer's patients: Patient's memory improves«*: On 22 April 2022, the front-page lead story of Germany's highest-circulation daily newspaper BILD (reach 7.62 million predominantly older readers) was about Transcranial Pulse Stimulation (TPS®) with the NEUROLITH®.

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Transcranial Pulse Stimulation (TPS) improves depressive symptoms of Alzheimer’s patients

Another study by Matt et al. (Medical University of Vienna, University Department of Neurology) published in February 2022 now presented a detailed sub-analysis of possible anti-depressive effects of Transcranial Pulse Stimulation (TPS®) with the NEUROLITH® system based on neuropsychological and functional imaging data.2

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Welcome to the new STORZ MEDICAL building in Jena

The new company building for STORZ MEDICAL Deutschland GmbH has now been completed. Employees were able to move into the new premises in Jena at the beginning of September 2021. The building, inspired by the Swiss headquarters, was erected in the record time of 14 months, from ground-breaking to move-in. The premises cover a total area of over 1280 m2. Visitors are greeted by a transparent structure, open glass fronts and airy rooms.

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Transcranial Pulse Stimulation (TPS): new study demonstrates sham-controlled long-term effects for the first time

A study by Matt et al. (Medical University of Vienna, University Department of Neurology) published in January 2022 investigates the long-term effects of Transcranial Pulse Stimulation (TPS®) with the NEUROLITH® system on human brain and behaviour.1 The randomised, sham-controlled and double-blinded study provides sham-controlled evidence for such effects for the first time.

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First NEUROLITH in Ukraine: BRAINSPOT LVIV now treats Alzheimer's patients with TPS

Transcranial Pulse Stimulation (TPS®) celebrates its debut in Ukraine: The first NEUROLITH® system was installed in the western Ukrainian city and cultural centre of Lviv (approx. 750,000 inhabitants) on 12 January 2022. Now, Alzheimer's patients can receive treatment at »BRAINSPOT LVIV«, a clinic for neuromodulation (Director: Tomas Dzeminskyy, Chief Medical Officer: Andrii Hul). The first therapy sessions have already taken place.

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Exciting background knowledge on the physics and technology of shock waves

Our new »Physics and Technology« page is online! In order to understand the amazing range of possible applications of shock waves in medicine, it is worth taking a look at the physical properties at play. Our new article provides important background information on the physics and technology of shock waves and pressure waves with numerous graphics and diagrams. We would like to share this knowledge with you:

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New Lancet study warns of global dementia cases tripling by 2050

In early January 2022, a study on the development of global dementia prevalence published by the medical journal The Lancet Public Health1 received a lot of attention. The study predicts that the number of cases will triple to 152.8 million by 2050.The World Alzheimer Report 2019 already came to a similar assessment. The most important factors for this explosive development are the ageing of the global population and its further growth.

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Celebrating 20 years of STORZ MEDICAL (UK) Ltd.

STORZ MEDICAL (UK) Ltd., a 100% subsidiary, is celebrating its 20th anniversary. The well-oiled service organisation deals with hospital equipment products, most notably in the fields of urology and stone therapy.

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RTL News Report »New Alzheimer's therapy: gentle shock waves bring back memory«

It's getting exciting: In the RTL News report »Neue Alzheimer-Therapie: Sanfte Stosswellen bringen Gedächtnis zurück«. Prof. Dr Musa Citak introduces in his practice in Hamburg the NEUROLITH® system and the treatment method, Transcranial Pulse Stimulation – short TPS®.
TPS® as a modern therapy method for the treatment of Alzheimer's dementia stimulates different brain regions even in deeper areas.

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STORZ MEDICAL/ECOSEP 2021 Webinar Announcement »ESWT & EMTT – Soft tissue engineering in sports injuries and degenerations«

The workshop »Shock Wave Therapy in Sports by STORZ MEDICAL« will be held as part of the »7th ECOSEP Sports Medicine Congress« in Athens, Greece. In this STORZ MEDICAL/ECOSEP 2021 webinar, Prof. Dr Ludger Gerdesmeyer will talk about the topic »ESWT & EMTT – Soft tissue engineering in sports injuries and degenerations« on Saturday, 20 November 2021.

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»Christian Chaussy Award 2021«: Award for Dr Jonathan Harper for his development of the »Burst Wave Technology« for non-contact kidney stone destruction

On 18 September 2021, Dr Jonathan Harper from Seattle, USA was awarded the »Christian Chaussy Award 2021« – a prize of the German Society for Shock Wave Lithotripsy (DGSWL) for outstanding scientific work in this medical subfield. The award ceremony took place at the 73rd Congress of the German Society of Urology (DGU) during the DGSWL meeting. There, Dr Harper presented his results on »Burst Wave Lithotripsy« in humans.

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MODULITH SLK »inline« - The semi-stationary solution for SWL and endourology

For the very first time, STORZ MEDICAL will be presenting the new semi-stationary solution for SWL and endourology at the 73rd Congress of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Urologie (DGU, German Society of Urology) in Stuttgart. It consists of the MODULITH® SLK »inline« and the flat-panel detector C-arc STORZ MEDICAL X-FP-S.

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The »Magnets« brochure of STORZ MEDICAL

Magnetism is a central driving force in today's world, which is dominated by technology - whether on the road, rail in hospitals or in private households. Here's a crash course in everything you need to know about the wonders of magnetism and its tremendous potential in medicine. Enjoy reading.

Healthcare professionals can order a free copy of the brochure via the following email address: .

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STORZ MEDICAL Live Webinar »Transcranial Pulse Stimulation (TPS) in Alzheimer’s Dementia: Practical issues and treatment examples« on Wednesday, 15 September 2021, 18:00 – 18:45 (CET)

In this information-packed webinar, neurologist Dr Lars Wojtecki talks about scientific background and clinical data of Transcranial Pulse Stimulation (TPS®) in patients with Alzheimer’s Dementia as well as practical experience with handling and clinical effects.

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TPS now also available in Munich/Germany: private practice Schleicher & Brückl treats Alzheimer's patients with NEUROLITH

Alzheimer's patients now also have access to Transcranial Pulse Stimulation (TPS®) in Munich – one of the leading medical cities in Germany. In July 2021, a NEUROLITH® system was installed in the private practice Schleicher & Brückl. It is the first NEUROLITH® in the capital of Bavaria, the largest German state.

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Germany, Austria, Turkey: Three more neurological specialist clinics add TPS to their range of therapies

Transcranial Pulse Stimulation (TPS®) with the NEUROLITH® system for the treatment of Alzheimer's patients is increasingly gaining momentum: In early June 2021, three more devices were installed in renowned neurological specialist clinics in Germany, Austria and Turkey.

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MODULITH SLX-F2: New SWL indications 510 (k) FDA cleared - Treatment of children and ureteral stones

The established and US-market leading MODULITH SLX-F2 extracorporeal shock wave lithotripter from STORZ MEDICAL has recently received the FDA 510 (k) clearance for new indications. With this clearance, an absolutely unique selling point for STORZ MEDICAL is that children over the age of three years suffering of stone disease can now be treated non-invasively(*1,2, 3). The MODULITH SLX-F2 is the first and the only lithotripter available for lithotripsy in children in the USA.

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Northern Germany relies on TPS: Klinikum Wahrendorff and private practice in Hamburg opt for the NEUROLITH

In early May 2021, two more NEUROLITH® systems were installed in Germany. Both the renowned Klinikum Wahrendorff in Sehnde near Hanover and the private practice of Prof. Dr Musa Citak in Hamburg are expanding their range of therapies with Transcranial Pulse Stimulation (TPS®).

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STORZ MEDICAL Live Webinar »ESWT for Erectile Dysfunction and Urological Pain Therapy« on Tuesday, 15 June 2021 · 18:00 – 19:00 (CET)

In this information-packed webinar, internationally renowned researcher and leading shock wave expert Prof. Dr Lars Lund shares his vast experience and successes to date using Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy to treat urological disorders such as Erectile Dysfunction, Peyronie’s Disease and Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome (CPPS). As Prof. Dr Lund shares his approach, research and successes to date, you’ll come away with valuable information on shock wave application, treatment protocol and patient results. Don’t miss the Q&A at the end of the webinar for added insight into booster treatment and identifying ideal candidates.

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Live Webinar »The Stiff Neck Syndrome: The Application of ESWT in the Conservative Therapeutic Management« on Tuesday, 8 June 2021 · 18:00 – 19:00 (CET)

The live webinar »The Stiff Neck Syndrome: The Application of Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy in the Conservative Therapeutic Management« will be hosted by Prof. Dr Matthias Beck/AVT College of Osteopathic Medicine in cooperation with STORZ MEDICAL. In this webinar Professor Beck talks about the neck and shoulder pain which are common complains of patients according to him.

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Extracorporeal Magnetotransduction Therapy (EMTT): STORZ MEDICAL’s MAGNETOLITH receives 510(k) clearance from the FDA

On 3 May 2021, STORZ MEDICAL received the 510(k) clearance for the MAGNETOLITH® from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The therapy device is now cleared in the USA (as a class II medical device) for the following indications:

  • Relaxation of muscle spasms
  • Prevention or retardation of disuse atrophy
  • Increase local blood circulation
  • Muscle re-education
  • Immediate post-surgical stimulation of calf muscles to prevent venous thrombosis
  • Maintaining or increasing range of motion
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STORZ MEDICAL Live Webinar »Shock Wave Therapy in Daily Practice« on Tuesday, 13 April 2021 · 18:00 – 19:00 (CET)

Several years ago, Paul Hobrough started to use shock wave therapy in response to his high profile clients, the two running legends Paula Radcliffe and Steve Cram, explaining the huge benefits of the treatment to him. Also well known for being an educator and frequent contributor to Runner’s World magazine, Paul recently authored two books for runners: »Running Free of Injuries: From Pain to Personal Best« and »The Runner's Expert Guide to Stretching: Prevent Injury, Build Strength and Enhance Performance«.

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STORZ MEDICAL Live Webinar »Transcranial Pulse Stimulation (TPS) and Further Treatment Concepts in Patients with Alzheimer’s Disease« on Wednesday, 14 April 2021 · 18:00 – 19:00 (CET)

There are various forms of brain stimulation, that are used in neurodegenerative disease. In this webinar neurologist Dr Lars Wojtecki talks about scientific background and clinical data of Transcranial Pulse Stimulation as well as practical experience with handling and clinical effects. Which patient to choose? How does TPS® compare to TMS?

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Live Webinar »Epicondylitis: Treatment Concepts Including ESWT and EMTT« on Tuesday, 4 May 2021 · 18:00 – 19:00 (CET)

The live webinar »Epicondylitis: Treatment Concepts Including ESWT and EMTT« will be hosted by Prof. Dr Matthias Beck/AVT College of Osteopathic Medicine in cooperation with STORZ MEDICAL. In this webinar Professor Beck talks about lateral epicondylitis. According to Professor Beck one of the most often and on the other hand the most effect fullness examples in the use of radial and focused shock wave therapy.

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STORZ MEDICAL Live Webinar »Non-invasive Scar Management with ESWT« on Tuesday, 23 March 2021 · 19:00 – 20:00 (CET)

A scar is the result of wound healing. When this wound healing is impaired or delayed a scar can become pathological. It is therefore imperative to prevent scarring by all means. The fragility of newly healed skin limits the treatment options. The perfect treatment should be non-invasive, anti-inflammatory and directed towards remodelling. Can Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy fill this gap?

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STORZ MEDICAL Live Webinar »Shock Waves as Treatment of the Consequences of Neurological Lesions« on Tuesday, 16 March 2021 · 18:00 – 19:00 (CET)

Alejandro Aragón Rodríguez is a neurological physiotherapist in paediatrics and adults, who works with »Essentis Method« in Barcelona at an intensive therapy centre specialized in neurological diseases and developmental delays. In this webinar he will share his experience with the personalised program adapted to patients suffering from Cerebral Palsy or other neurological disorders.

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DUOLITH SD1 »ultra« from STORZ MEDICAL cleared in the USA for wound management of diabetic foot ulcers (DFU)

The DUOLITH® SD1 »ultra« with the C-ACTOR® »SEPIA« handpiece has been cleared in the USA since late February 2021 as a Class II device for the treatment of chronic diabetic foot ulcers (DFU).

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Live Webinar »Transcranial Pulse Stimulation (TPS) in Patients with Alzheimer`s Disease« on Wednesday, 24 March 2021 · 18:00 – 19:00 (CET)

The live webinar »Transcranial Pulse Stimulation (TPS®) in Patients with Alzheimer`s Disease« with Prof. Dr Roland Beisteiner will be hosted by SOTERIX Medical in cooperation with STORZ MEDICAL.

Transcranial Pulse Stimulation (TPS®) is a revolutionary new technique that delivers ultrasound-based pulse stimulation using shock waves.

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STORZ MEDICAL Live Webinar »ESWT in Lymphology« on Tuesday, 9 March 2021 · 18:00 – 19:00 (CET)

Lymphology is a rapidly evolving medical field that deals with the physiology and diseases of the lymphatic system. It’s an integral part of different disciplines involving physical therapy and rehabilitation as well as recently plastic reconstructive surgery and oncology. In this live webinar Prof. Dr Karsten Knobloch will talk about how ESWT can influence the lymphatic outflow in a positive way.

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Live Webinar »Ankle Sprain and Achillodynia: The Essential Role of ESWT and EMTT in the Conservative Management« on Tuesday, 30 March 2021 · 18:00 – 19:00 (CET)

The live webinar »Ankle Sprain and Achillodynia: The Essential Role of ESWT and EMTT in the Conservative Management« will be hosted by Prof. Dr Matthias Beck/AVT College of Osteopathic Medicine in cooperation with STORZ MEDICAL.

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Transcranial Pulse Stimulation (TPS): first NEUROLITH system installed in Switzerland

Transcranial Pulse Stimulation (TPS®) for the treatment of Alzheimer's patients is now also available for patients in Switzerland. In early February 2021, the first NEUROLITH® system was successfully installed in the Praxis Alexander Russ in Zurich.

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STORZ MEDICAL Live Webinar »Clinical Application of Extracorporeal Magnetotransduction Therapy (EMTT)« on Tuesday, 2 March 2021 · 18:00 – 19:00 (CET)

Extracorporeal Magnetotransduction Therapy (EMTT) is a non-invasive procedure developed specifically for the treatment of musculoskeletal pain and inflammation. These disorders include back pain and osteoarthritis as well as typical sports injuries such as inflammation of the tendons and joints. Professor Gerdesmeyer will share valuable insights of clinical application, his work and the success to date with you.

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Clinical film – Kidney stone treatment (SWL) with the MODULITH SLX-F2 connect

In 2021, COVID-19 continues to cause a global emergency that is dominating our professional and personal lives. Nevertheless, other ailments such as stone disease have not simply disappeared as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

The clinical film shows the process of an extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (SWL) with the MODULITH® SLX-F2 »connect« and shares the perspectives of both doctor and patient.

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Live Webinar »Low Back Pain: The ESWT and EMTT in the Treatment of Muscle Trigger Points and Apophysial Joint Dysfunction« on Tuesday, 23 February 2021 · 18:00 – 19:00 (CET).

The next ESWT/EMTT live webinar »Low Back Pain: The ESWT and EMTT in the Treatment of Muscle Trigger Points and Apophysial Joint Dysfunction« will be hosted by Prof. Dr Matthias Beck/AVT College of Osteopathic Medicine in cooperation with STORZ MEDICAL.

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STORZ MEDICAL Live Webinar »Biological Effects of EMTT – Knowlegde Update« on Tuesday, 16 February 2021 · 18:00 – 19:00 (CET)

Our next EMTT live webinar »Biological Effects of EMTT – Knowlegde Update« will be presented by Prof. Dr Ludger Gerdesmeyer.

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STORZ MEDICAL Live Webinar »ESWT in Dupuytren`s Contracture, Ledderhose`s Disease & Co« on Tuesday, 9 February 2021 · 18:00 – 19:00 (CET)

Our next ESWT live webinar »ESWT in Dupuytren`s Contracture, Ledderhose`s Disease & Co« will be presented by Prof. Dr Karsten Knobloch, FACS.

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Live Webinar »The Anterior Knee Pain: Treatment Options with ESWT and EMTT - Part II« on Tuesday, 2 February 2021 · 18:00 – 19:00 (CET).

The next ESWT/EMTT live webinar »The Anterior Knee Pain: Treatment Options with ESWT and EMTT - Part II« will be hosted by Prof. Dr Matthias Beck/AVT College of Osteopathic Medicine in cooperation with STORZ MEDICAL.

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Alternative pseudarthrosis therapy? A field report by Dr Raul Borgmann

In this article, the author presents a case in which focused shock wave therapy combined with ultrasound-guided platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injection achieved favourable results in the treatment of pseudarthrosis of the femur.

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Live Webinar »The Anterior Knee Pain: Treatment Options with ESWT and EMTT - Part I« on Tuesday, 12 January 2021 · 18:00 – 19:00 (CET).

The next ESWT live webinar »The Anterior Knee Pain: Treatment Options with ESWT and EMTT - Part I« will be hosted by Prof. Dr Matthias Beck/AVT College of Osteopathic Medicine in cooperation with STORZ MEDICAL.

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New practice manual provides update on mechanisms of action and indications of extracorporeal shock wave therapy

»Enthesopathies – Knowledge Update« by Ulrich Dreisilker, the 11th volume in the successful reference book series »Shock Wave Therapy in Practice«, will be published in November 2020 (Level10 publishing house). This is a new edition of the author’s reference work entitled »Enthesiopathien/Enthesopathies«, now considered a classic in the field of orthopaedic shock wave therapy.

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STORZ MEDICAL Live Webinar »Pre-XMAS Special« on Tuesday, 08 December 2020 at 18:00 (CET)

Prepare to be amazed by Professor Knobloch`s 60 minutes pre-XMAS surprise on Shock Wave and Magnetotransduction Therapy.

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Live Webinar »Rotator Cuff Lesions: The Diagnosis and Conservative Treatment« on Tuesday, 24 November 2020 · 18:00 – 19:00 (CET).

The next ESWT live webinar »Rotator Cuff Lesions: The Diagnosis and Conservative Treatment« will be hosted by Prof. Dr Matthias Beck in cooperation with STORZ MEDICAL.

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Construction site progress STORZ MEDIAL Deutschland GmbH

Here a short update from the construction site in Jena, Germany. The shell of our new STORZ MEDICAL company building has been completed and the interior finishing work is in progress. We can`t wait to see more.

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Wound Healing: Current Data Demonstrate Efficacy of Shock Wave Therapy

Shock wave therapy is an acknowledged form of treatment in urology, orthopaedics and cardiology. Wound healing is a relatively new field of application. At a STORZ MEDICAL symposium held in the course of the 17th Annual Congress of the German Wound Healing Society in Bochum, experts presented current data and informed about this promising treatment option.

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SWISS EXPORT AWARD 2020 – and the winner is…

On 26 October 2020, the annual SWISS EXPORT AWARD Night took place at the Stade de Suisse in Bern, and we were justified in our high hopes, having been selected from a variety of renowned Swiss businesses.

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Quick and easy trigger point localisation using TP-TOOL – A field report by Dr Stephan Swart

In the everyday practice of treating orthopaedic and sport-related diseases, not only are suitable conventional medical treatments of great importance, but also quick, precise and simple localisation of the pathological changes in the tissues to be examined, such as connective tissue, fascia, tendon and muscle. In these tissue types, the points and regions to be located are characterised by increased density, increased volume and increased pressure sensitivity, among other factors. Existing localisation options such as manual palpation or elastography are firstly time-consuming and painful, and secondly not commonly used and expensive in terms of equipment.

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STORZ MEDICAL Live Webinar »ESWT in Sports Medicine: My Treatment Concept in Knee Injuries« on Tuesday, 10 November 2020 · 18:00 – 19:00 (CET)

Our next ESWT live webinar »ESWT in Sports Medicine: My Treatment Concept in Knee Injuries« will be presented by Dr Sebastian Sinz. As the supervising team physician for German snowboarders, ski jumpers, nordic combiners and telemark athletes, he has many years of experience and expertise in holistic sports medicine. Shock wave therapy is an important tool in his therapeutic approach.

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STORZ MEDICAL Live Webinar »A Practical Introduction to ESWT and Sonography: Lower Extremity« on Thursday, 29 October 2020 · 18:00 – 19:00 (CET)

In our next ESWT live webinar »A Practical Introduction to ESWT and Sonography: Lower Extremity« Dr Jens Lundgren (DN) will share his knowledge and practical experiences with ultrasound imaging and shock wave treatment.

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Swiss Export Award - STORZ MEDICAL is among the last three nominees

STORZ MEDICAL AG has been nominated together with the Berlinger Group and Sensirion AG for this year's Export Award. Every year, the prize of Switzerland Global Enterprise (S-GE) honours a company, that has developed a market development strategy tailored to its target markets, that has a clear unique selling point for its own products in international business and that is agile in dealing with export hurdles.

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100 devices in 7 months: STORZ MEDICAL has successfully launched MAGNETOLITH

In September 2020, the 100th MAGNETOLITH® was ordered and delivered to Dr Damian Görner from the Steglitz Spine and Joints Centre in Berlin. In an interview, the specialist for orthopaedics and trauma surgery explains why he decided to use MAGNETOLITH®, which indications he treats and how EMTT® and ESWT complement each other.

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STORZ MEDICAL Live Webinar »The Greater Trochanteric Pain Syndrome« on Tuesday, 20 October 2020 · 18:00 – 19:00 (CET).

In our next webinar Prof. Dr Matthias Beck will talk about »The Greater Trochanteric Pain Syndrome«. The Greater Trochanteric Pain Syndrome (GTPS) is related to the tendinopathy (tendinosis, partial- and full-thickness tears) of the muscles which inserts at the greater trochanter of the femur. In addition to these degenerative changes in the tendons inflammation of the synovial bursae could be a reason for the pain in the gluteal area which is elicited by rotational hip movements and lateral position.

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Parkinson's disease: World's first clinical trial for shock wave treatment

In 2019 the NEUROLITH® shock wave system was successfully introduced to the market. The Transcranial Pulse Stimulation (TPS®) device, which was developed by STORZ MEDICAL in Switzerland, is the only medical device marketed in Europe that is approved in the European Union for the treatment of the central nervous system of patients with Alzheimer's disease. The effect of TPS® is now being investigated in another neurological condition: In September 2020, the world's first clinical study for the treatment of Parkinson's patients with shock wave therapy using real-time documentation started at MedUni Vienna (Department of Neurology) in Austria under the direction of Professor Roland Beisteiner.

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»Christian Chaussy Award 2020« goes to Dr Marie-Claire Rassweiler-Seyfried for her research on electrohydraulic high-frequency ESWL

On 25 September 2020, Dr Marie-Claire Rassweiler-Seyfried (University Hospital Mannheim, Department of Urology and Urosurgery, Mannheim/Germany) received the »Christian Chaussy Award 2020« for her research* on electrohydraulic high-frequency ESWL. Her research focus was the evaluation of kidney damage.

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STORZ MEDICAL Live Webinar »ESWT for Erectile Dysfunction and Urological Pain Therapy« on Tuesday, 6 October 2020 · 18:00 – 19:00 (CET)

In this live webinar Dr Alexander Sahi will talk about Low-intensity Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy (Li-ESWT) for urological disorders.

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STORZ MEDICAL Live Webinar »ESWT in Hand Surgery« on Tuesday, 22nd September 2020 · 18:00 – 19:00 (CET)

In our first STORZ MEDICAL live webinar after the summer break Prof. Dr Karsten Knobloch will talk about the beneficial effects of ESWT in hand surgery.

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The construction of the new STORZ MEDICAL Deutschland GmbH company premises in Jena is underway.

A further milestone was reached on Monday. The ground-breaking ceremony and thus the start of construction of the new company building of STORZ MEDICAL Deutschland GmbH took place on 3rd August. In times of the corona crisis but in a modest setting and with only two protagonists. So architect and site manager, symbolically grabbed the shovel while the excavator waited in the background.

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Radial Shock Wave Therapy Conquers Professional Sports in Japan

Sporting events across the globe have been suspended due to COVID-19 and the Olympic Games in Tokyo have been moved to next year. To shorten the waiting time a little, we report in this issue about two professional sports teams from the hosting country. Read on for an insight into the world of professional sports in Japan as seen through the eyes of three trainers: two from basketball team ALVARK TOKYO and one from football team Júbilo IWATA. All of them are licensed judo therapists, a qualification based on a special Japanese osteopathy tradition known as »hone-tsugi« (»bone-setter«).

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NEUROLITH installation: in the treatment of patients with Alzheimer’s disease, the »Rudolfinerhaus Privatklinik« in Vienna, Austria, relies on Transcranial Pulse Stimulation (TPS)

Throughout the world, more and more specialised medical centres are using Transcranial Pulse Stimulation (TPS®) with the NEUROLITH® system for the treatment of patients with Alzheimer’s disease. In June 2020, another NEUROLITH® system was installed successfully at the private hospital »Rudolfinerhaus Privatklinik« in Vienna, Austria, where it will be used under the medical direction of Dr Matthias Geisler. On-site training of the hospital’s treatment team was carried out by Dr Henning Lohse-Busch (Rheintalklinik, Bad Krozingen, Germany) who also played a decisive role in the development of TPS®.

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The new V-ACTOR »HF« handpiece with extended frequency spectrum – A field report by Prof. Dr. Karsten Knobloch, FACS

My practice started using the V-ACTOR® handpiece in 2012, adding vibration therapy to the focused and radial shock wave therapies that we offer. Vibration therapy is the final stage that I apply when treating myofascial issues, lymphoedema and cellulite with radial shock waves.

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Compact and conveniently priced: STORZ MEDICAL’s MASTERPULS ONE receives approval in Japan

STORZ MEDICAL has received approval for the compact device MASTERPULS® ONE in Japan – one of the biggest growth markets for shock/pressure wave therapy. The radial pressure wave system focuses on the entry-level price segment (orthopaedics/physical therapy) and complements the DUOLITH® SD1 »ultra« and the MASTERPULS® MP100 »ultra«, which have been successful in Japan for years. Its launch will enable STORZ MEDICAL to further expand its leading market position in Japan.

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STORZ MEDICAL Live Webinar »Combined Therapy R-SW & F-SW with EMTT« on Tuesday, 30th June 2020 · 18:00 – 19:00 (CET)

In our next ESWT live webinar Physiotherapist Michael Strøm will talk about »Combined Therapy R-SW & F-SW with EMTT®«.

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Return-to-Play – A report by Michael Strøm

After the past few extraordinary weeks and months, we are already looking forward to the fact that the world of sports regained strength. To shorten the waiting time a little, we report in this newsletter issue about Michael Strøm, sports therapist and head of medical department of Copenhagen Basketball team. Thank you for this look inside, Michael!

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STORZ MEDICAL Live Webinar »Achieving Excellence in SWL: How Far Can We Go?« on Tuesday, 7th July 2020 · 18:00 – 19:00 (CET)

In our third live webinar about extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (SWL) Dr Ranan DasGupta and Dr Milad Hanna talk about »Achieving Excellence in SWL: How Far Can We Go?«.

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STORZ MEDICAL Live Webinar »Shock Wave Treatment for Spasticity« on Tuesday, 23rd June 2020 · 18:00 – 19:00 (CET)

In our next ESWT live webinar Silvia Ramón Rona MD, PhD will talk about »Shock Wave Treatment for Spasticity«.

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STORZ MEDICAL Live Webinar »5 Running Injuries that Benefit from Shock Wave Therapy« on Tuesday, 16th June 2020 · 18:00 – 19:00 (CET)

In our next ESWT live webinar Physiotherapist Benoy Mathew will talk about »5 Running Injuries that Benefit from Shock Wave Therapy«.

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STORZ MEDICAL Live Webinar »ESWT and Sonography – Why a Correct Diagnose is Crucial« on Tuesday, 9th June 2020 · 18:00 – 19:00 (CET)

In our next ESWT live webinar »ESWT and Sonography – Why a Correct Diagnose is Crucial« Jens Lundgren, Doctor of Naprapathy, will talk about the combination of ultrasound imaging and shock wave treatment.

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STORZ MEDICAL Live Webinar »SWL in Children« on Wednesday, 17th June 2020 · 18:00 – 19:00 (CET)

In our second live webinar about extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (SWL) Dr Susanne Osther talks about »SWL in Children«.

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STORZ MEDICAL Live Webinar »SWL in the Era of Endourology« on Thursday, 11th June 2020 · 18:00 – 19:00 (CET)

In our first live webinar about extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (SWL) Prof. Dr Palle Osther talks about »SWL in the Era of Endourology«.

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STORZ MEDICAL Live Webinar »Current Evidence of Conservative Therapy in Achilles Tendinopathy« on Tuesday, 2nd June 2020 · 18:00 – 19:00 (CET)

In our next ESWT Live Webinar »Current Evidence of Conservative Therapy in Achilles Tendinopathy« Dr Martin Ringeisen highlights the application of shock wave therapy for »Achilles Tendinopathy«.

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Alzheimer’s treatment: study on STORZ MEDICAL’s Transcranial Pulse Stimulation (TPS) is among the top 10% most downloaded papers in Advanced Science

In December 2019, the first study1 on Transcranial Pulse Stimulation (TPS®) with STORZ MEDICAL’s NEUROLITH® system was published in the prestigious journal Advanced Science. In the study, Beisteiner et al. evaluate the TPS® method and present treatment results. The presented data shows that it is possible to improve brain performance with TPS® and that there is a long-term effect.

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STORZ MEDICAL Live Webinar »ESWT – Success in Your Private Practice« on Tuesday, 26th May 2020 · 18:00 – 19:00 (CET)

In our next ESWT Live Webinar »ESWT – Success in Your Private Practice« Paul Hobrough will discuss how to implement shock wave therapy for the best clinical results as well as business success.

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»ESWT in Sports: Patellar Tendinopathy« webinar* recording

Here is the recording of our sixth STORZ MEDICAL live webinar »ESWT in Sports: Patellar Tendinopathy« with Prof. Dr Carlos Leal MD on 19th May 2020.

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Cardiac shock wave therapy: STORZ MEDICAL’s MODULITH SLC receives CE approval

STORZ MEDICAL has received the CE approval for the MODULITH® SLC. The areas of application of this innovative shock wave system are ischaemic heart failure, coronary heart disease, and angina pectoris.

Being designed for penetration depths of between 0 and 150 mm, the MODULITH® SLC is well prepared to master any challenge in daily clinical practice, reaching target areas from the apex to the posterior wall of the myocardium. The proven shock wave technology developed by STORZ MEDICAL makes use of a cylindrical coil in combination with a parabolic reflector for focusing. The coil and reflector are perfectly adapted to the specific medical requirements. The long-life cylindrical coil lasts for several hundred treatments.

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Get to know how to clean and disinfect STORZ MEDICAL devices in times of COVID-19.

 

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STORZ MEDICAL Live Webinar »ESWT in Sports: Patellar Tendinopathy« on Tuesday, 19th May 2020 · 18:00 – 19:00 (CET)

In our sixth ESWT Live Webinar »ESWT in Sports: Patellar Tendinopathy« Prof. Dr Carlos Leal MD highlights the shock wave therapy and it’s very special role in the handling of sport injuries, especially the management of chronic tendinopathies.

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STORZ MEDICAL Live Webinar »MAGNETOLITH – EMTT Introduction« on Tuesday, 12th May 2020 · 18:00 – 19:00 (CET)

In our fifth live webinar »MAGNETOLITH – EMTT® Introduction« Prof. Dr Ludger Gerdesmeyer highlights the »Extracorporeal Magnetotransduction Therapy (EMTT®)« as part of the »Physical Tissue Stimulation« concept.

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STORZ MEDICAL Live Webinar »Fascia and Spine Application – The Concept« on Tuesday, 5th May 2020 · 18:00 – 19:00 (CET)

In our fourth ESWT Live Webinar »Fascia and Spine Application – The Concept« Dr Stephan Swart & Dr Carlo Di Maio will talk about »Integrated Myofascial Pain Therapy«.

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The third STORZ MEDICAL Live Webinar starts on Tuesday, 28th April 2020 at 18:00 (CET)

Pseudarthrosis are big talking points in orthopaedics. Shock wave therapy for fracture healing disorders requires uncompromising device technology, specialization and many cases.

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We are looking forward to our second STORZ MEDICAL live webinar on Tuesday, 21st April 2020 at 18:00 (CET)

Prof. Dr. Ludger Gerdesmeyer will present recent science and techniques in shock wave therapy. Standard indication and treatment modalities will be explained as well as innovative new indications.

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New series of STORZ MEDICAL webinars

We are excited to announce our first STORZ MEDICAL live webinar on Tuesday, 14th April 2020 at 18:00. Prof. Dr. Karsten Knobloch will talk about the history of shock wave therapy – as it‘s been 40 years now since the first successful clinical application of shock wave lithotripsy (SWL) for kidney stone disintegration in February 1980 in Munich, Germany.

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STORZ MEDICAL reacts to coronavirus

Safety comes first – in all areas

Due to the worsening COVID 19 pandemic, STORZ MEDICAL has taken a number of measures to protect our employees, customers and partners in the best possible way and to ensure business operations. We are guided by the recommendations of international and national authorities.

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STORZ MEDICAL’s MAGNETOLITH receives CE approval

In February 2020, STORZ MEDICAL has received the CE approval for the MAGNETOLITH® system, which is the successor of the CELLACTOR® MT1. Extracorporeal Magnetotransduction Therapy (EMTT®) with the MAGNETOLITH® opens up new possibilities in regeneration and rehabilitation. The areas of application include diseases of the musculoskeletal system such as lower back pain and tendinopathies of the rotator cuff or Achilles tendon. The non-invasive, outpatient therapy is virtually free of side effects.

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40 years of ESWL – shock waves have replaced »open« renal surgery

40 years ago, on 7 February 1980, the first treatment of a kidney stone patient with shock waves was performed at the Department of Urology of Munich University Hospital based at the Grosshardern campus. Several STORZ MEDICAL employees from the company’s research, development and marketing departments were present to witness the historic event, which ushered in a new era in medical technology: the era of extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL).

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Radial shock wave treatment using the »White Tip« B15 transmitter – A field report from Dr Stephan Swart

For years, STORZ MEDICAL has been teaming up with medical specialists to pioneer the development of radial shock wave transmitters, which are used to treat myofascial conditions. One of the challenges that medical professionals face every day when using shock waves is ensuring that treatment of particularly sensitive and deep-lying trigger points and myofascial imbalances is gentle, effective and virtually pain-free.

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Alzheimer’s disease: Transcranial Pulse Stimulation (TPS) with the NEUROLITH system significantly improves brain performance of patients

In 2018, Transcranial Pulse Stimulation (TPS®) with the NEUROLITH® system was the first, and hitherto only, procedure of its kind to obtain market authorization for the »treatment of the central nervous system of patients with Alzheimer’s disease«. TPS® was developed by STORZ MEDICAL in collaboration with a team of researchers from the Medical University of Vienna (Department of Neurology), led by Professor Roland Beisteiner, and Dr. Henning Lohse-Busch, Rheintalklinik, Bad Krozingen. In December 2019, the prestigious journal »Advanced Science« published a study, in which Beisteiner et al. evaluate the method and present first treatment results. The presented data shows that it is possible to improve brain performance with TPS® and that there is a long-term effect.

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MEDICA 2019: STORZ MEDICAL presents new innovations NEUROLITH, MAGNETOLITH and redesigned MODULITH SLC

Düsseldorf/Germany: After three fascinating and very interesting days, MEDICA 2019 ended on 21 November. Once again, the world’s leading medical trade fair was a huge success. At STORZ MEDICAL’s exhibition stand in hall 10, the full range of the company’s therapy options was on display – including several innovations. Transcranial Pulse Stimulation (TPS®) with the NEUROLITH® system, a unique procedure for patients with Alzheimer's disease, was explained in detail by Dr Rafael Storz, who also answered the visitors’ questions. In addition, the new MAGNETOLITH® for Extracorporeal Magnetotransduction Therapy (EMTT®) and the redesigned MODULITH® SLC were also at the centre of attention. Both devices were unveiled and presented during the trade fair.

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Strong presence and customer proximity: STORZ MEDICAL opens new office in France

On 1 September 2019, STORZ MEDICAL celebrated the opening of STORZ MEDICAL France, which is managed by Mihai Atanasiu. With the new office in Paris, STORZ MEDICAL wants to meet the needs of its customers in this important market for shock wave devices in the best possible way in the future. The goal is to create the conditions for even greater customer proximity by providing direct selling and equipment service/support. The new office is STORZ MEDICAL’s fifth office outside of Switzerland. The other offices are in Germany (Jena), Italy (Rome), Spain (Barcelona) and UK (London).

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Excellent research: STORZ MEDICAL supports new »Christian Chaussy Award« of the German Society for Shock Wave Lithotripsy

The »Christian Chaussy Award« is a new award launched by the German Society for Shock Wave Lithotripsy (DGSWL) to recognise outstanding scientific work. STORZ MEDICAL supports the award with a research grant, the prize money is €2,500. It was presented for the first time during the 71st Congress of the German Society of Urology (DGU) in Hamburg, Germany, on 18 September 2019.

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Book recommendation: »ESWT in hand surgery«

»ESWT in hand surgery« by Professor Karsten Knobloch is the recent volume of the Level10 book series »Shock wave therapy in practice«.
The book provides a comprehensive overview of the beneficial application of Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy (ESWT) in hand surgery.

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Bees are swarming for STORZ MEDICAL

Hundreds of thousands of dilligent bees swarm again this year for STORZ MEDICAL and make an important contribution to our ecosystem - and therefore also to us humans.

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Pain-free Thanks to Radial Pressure Waves: Adventurer Ian Couch Ready for New Expeditions

Ian Couch is an experienced British adventurer, ocean rower and endurance athlete. His previous successes are more than impressive: He rowed across the Atlantic twice and is the only person ever to have crossed the Indian Ocean in a rowing boat. Over the years he has set a totalof six world records in rowing. What's more, he has broken a British record for the fastest Greenland crossing on skis, he's run through the Gobi Desert and the Namib Desert and has mastered numerous other ultra running events.

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The New ATLAS Transmitter for Cervical Spine Muscle Treatment

Today, innovations in pressure and shock wave technology are increasingly found in the field of radial transmitters. In order to further optimize the treatment of individual indications, for years now STORZ MEDICAL has been developing specially shaped transmitters.

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MASTERPULS® ONE wins iF Design Award 2019

MASTERPULS ONE iF Design Award 2019

Even the youngest radial pressure wave device of STORZ MEDICAL, the MASTERPULS® ONE, convinces by his appealing design.

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