The first successful disintegration of kidney stones in a human body by shock wave application was performed in February 1980. Today, mechanical shock wave energy is introduced into the body by means of a transducer that is coupled to the patient's skin surface. As soon as the shock wave energy impacts on the kidney stone to be removed, the calculus is broken up into sand-like granular fragments which are flushed out of the body naturally during urination. A unique feature of the MODULITH® SLX-F2 shock wave system developed by STORZ MEDICAL is that the energy focus required to crush the stone can be perfectly matched with the size of the stone to be fragmented. This ensures enhanced therapy efficiency and minimum side effects.

Moreover, various scientific research projects have also confirmed high success rates in the treatment of chronic pelvic pain syndrome (CPPS) and painful penile curvature (Peyronie's disease) with STORZ MEDICAL shock wave systems.

National Kidney and Urologic Diseases Information Clearinghouse

Kidney stones, one of the most painful of the urologic disorders, are not a product of modern life. Scientists have found evidence of kidney stones in a 7,000-year-old Egyptian mummy. Unfortunately, kidney stones are one of the most common disorders of the urinary tract; more than 1 million cases were diagnosed in 1996. An estimated 10 percent of people in the United States will have a kidney stone at some point in their lives. Men tend to be affected more frequently than women.

Диагноз почечных камней поднимает вопрос, какой метод лечения будет для меня правильным. Сегодня существуют инвазивные и неинвазивные методы, имеющиеся в распоряжении врача для удаления камней различных типов и с разным положением в почке или в мочеточнике.


В принципе Вам следует в беседе с врачом совместно выбрать правильный метод лечения. Методы отличаются друг от друга не только в отношении их инвазивности, но также в том, необходим ли наркоз, сможете ли Вы в течение короткого времени полностью освободиться от камней и какие операционные риски связаны с соответствующим методом лечения.

Shock waves have been successfully used for the disintegration of kidney stones since 1980. But shock waves are also able to improve perfusion and stimulate vascularization. Muscles relax and pain is reduced or even eliminated.

In recent years, shock wave application has been extended to the treatment of patients suffering from what is referred to as chronic pelvic pain syndrome (CPPS) or from painful penile curvature (Peyronie's disease). In CPPS therapy, shock waves are applied to the prostate (usually the origin of the disease) by placing the applicator on the region between the scrotum and anus.

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