The Sound Alternative to Surgery
The best alternative to surgery for chronic overuse and other orthopedic injuries
End the Pain and Increase Function
Non-Invasive, No Surgery, No Injections
Fast Long-Term Relief with No Downtime
FDA Approved, Proven Safe and Effective
More Effective than Surgery
Chronic orthopedic injuries can be debilitating, causing pain and disruption during activities ranging from simply getting out of bed to playing your favorite sport.
There are limits to what medication, injections, and other conservative treatments can do, and everyone wants to avoid the risks, downtime, and recovery of surgery. OrthoWave® High-energy Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy (HeSWT) is the treatment that will end your pain. The injuries we treat include:
Tennis Elbow – Lateral Epicondylitis
Golfers Elbow – Medial Epicondylitis
Jumpers Knee – Patellar Tendinosis
Greater Trochanteric Pain
Calcified Shoulder Tendonitis
OrthoWave® is proven to be very effective at significantly decreasing and even eliminating pain from chronic tendon and ligament injuries, and other orthopedic injuries with a single treatment. This occurs from the natural healing stimulated by OrthoWave®.
OrthoWave® does not just mask the pain, it stimulates your body to naturally heal the injury. Calcified formations and scar tissue are common causes of pain that also impede healing. In addition to the metabolic stimulation and increased blood flow caused by OrthoWave®, it also breaks apart calcifications without the need for surgery, allowing your body to replace the scar tissue with healthy tissue.
(Graph data: Dr. Ludger Gerdesmeyer, ESWT for the treatment of Chronic Calcifying Tendonitis of the Rotator Cuff, JAMA, Nov 19, 2003, Vol 290, No 19)
Only a single treatment with OrthoWave® is required to end the pain and heal the injury. Studies have shown that a single, high-energy treatment to have efficacy rates over 90%.
OrthoWave® does not just cover the pain, it initiates your body’s natural healing process to actually heal the injury for long-term results. The results are permanent unless the area is injured again.
While a referral from your doctor is not required, we normally ask that you attempt conservative treatments with your doctor first, as they often work. OrthoWave® is an alternative to surgery if those conservative treatments fail. Exceptions are made on a case by case basis; usually for professional and amateur athletes or others with extenuating circumstances and the need to heal quickly.
For the vast majority of patients, no, but occasionally there can be some discomfort at the higher energy levels. We do several things to ensure your comfort. First, the treatment site is normally numbed with a local anesthesia (field block). We also understand that you may be nervous about the procedure so we offer a fast acting sedative. During the treatment, we constantly communicate with you as the energy level is slowly increased. If it starts getting uncomfortable, we can slow the rate of increase and allow the analgesic effects of the shockwaves to set in before increasing further.
Most adults of any age can be treated with OrthoWave®. Tumors in the area being treated is a disqualifier and those on blood thinners or with blood clotting issues will need to receive clearance from their treating physician first. Children are not normally candidates for OrthoWave®, except for the treatment of Osgood-Schlatter disease.