Richard Wolf GmbH and ELvation Medical GmbH have developed a new and unique technology: a linear focused piezo shockwave. The aim was to design a more homogeneous, rapid and effective application for focused shockwaves. With a variable penetration depth ranging from 0-30mm (distal) which is adjusted using gel pads, the acoustic field has been optimally adapted to treat larger volumes.
The linear focused therapy source FBL10x5G2 is a double-layer piezoelectric source with a unique geometry and features. The focal zone (intensity 10/-6dB zone) consists of a 3-dimensional area with a volume of 46mm x 20mm x 4mm. In contrast to point focused therapy sources, the maximum energy flux density of 0.160mJ/mm2 is not merely achieved at the central axis of the therapy zone but also along in the length (y) of the therapy zone. Based on the figures for the 5MPa zone, the output achieved with this therapy source has not been previously achieved and sets a new standard:
Pulse energy: 15.45mJ – this is 23 times the pulse energy of the standard point focused F10G4 piezoelectric therapy source of the PiezoWave2
Therapy area (x y): 170mm2 – this is 19 times the therapy area of the standard point focused F10G4 piezoelectric therapy source of the PiezoWave2
Therapy volume (x y z): 2476 mm3 – compared to the standard point focused F10G4 piezoelectric therapy source of the PiezoWave2, this amounts to an increase in the volume of treated area by a factor of 40-50.
- Greatly enlarged treatment volume, resulting in quicker and more homogeneous application
- Optimally adapted to treat larger anatomical areas (tendon insertions, muscles, wounds ...)
- Simultaneous focused shockwave application to several adjacent areas
- Easier application