Equine vets that offer an extracorporeal shockwave therapy treatment service now have access to a piezoelectric “focused” shockwave treatment device, following the launch of Spectrum Technology’s Swiss PiezoClast.
Equine vets that offer an extracorporeal shockwave therapy treatment service now have access to a piezoelectric “focused” shockwave treatment device, with the launch of Spectrum Technology’s Swiss PiezoClast.
Many equine vets use both low and high energy shockwave therapy technology to treat chronic soft tissue injuries in equine patients, but a growing demand for deeper shockwave penetration has prompted Spectrum to make its Swiss PiezoClast unit available in the UK.
The PiezoClast, which can be operated at a frequency of between 1-20 hz, is capable of delivering focused shockwaves to a depth of 5cm – much deeper than a low-energy treatment device that creates superficial cavitation.
This means the PiezoClast is suitable for successfully treating equine patients with deep orthopaedic soft tissue injuries.
Shockwave therapy is used to successfully treat a host of equine orthopaedic indications. These include:
- kissing spine
- angular limb deformity
- navicular disease
- insertional tendonopathy
- proximal suspensory desmitis
Spectrum Technology managing partner Jim Westwood said: “A number of equine vets have told us they don’t have a treatment option in their armoury for patients with deep and stubborn indications, that are occurring at distances beyond what the radial low energy devices can treat, so the introduction of the PiezoClast will address that gap. With the ease of portability, there is now the opportunity to offer low energy and focused shockwave therapy as part of an ambulatory treatment service.”
The PiezoClast is supplied with a variety of applicators that enable the vet to tailor the patient’s treatment more specifically and the device is easily portable as it doesn’t require an additional air compressor to generate the shockwaves.
- For more information about the Swiss PiezoClast contact email@example.com or call 01202 761198.