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Acoustic field of a ballistic shock wave therapy device.

Abstract:

Shock wave therapy (SWT) refers to the use of focused shock waves for treatment of musculoskeletal indications including plantar fascitis and dystrophic mineralization of tendons and joint capsules. Measurements were made of a SWT device that uses a ballistic source. The ballistic source consists of a handpiece within which compressed air (1-4 bar) is used to fire a projectile that strikes a metal applicator placed on the skin. The projectile generates stress waves in the applicator that tran...

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Cleveland, RO More by this author
Chitnis, PV More by this author
McClure, SR More by this author
Journal:
Ultrasound in medicine and biology
Volume:
33
Issue:
8
Pages:
1327-1335
Publication date:
2007-08-05
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EISSN:
1879-291X
ISSN:
0301-5629
URN:
uuid:b89cace6-6090-4525-a94b-1a3a5933311f
Source identifiers:
327653
Local pid:
pubs:327653

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