The Oving Clinic
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EXTRA CORPOREAL SHOCKWAVE

Oving Clinic is one of the very first centres to use ESWT for tendon problems

Stemming from the well established lithotripter machine that disintegrates kidney stones without surgery this lower power shock wave unit, the Reflectron, uses the high dynamic input of electrohydraulic shock waves to stimulate healing and regeneration. Between 1,000 and 4,000 shockwaves are focused with the aid of ultrasound imaging at the site of tendon inflammation and calcification ‘at the rate of 240 shockwaves per minute to minimise treatment time.

The conditions which can be treated include:

  • Epicondylitis (tennis elbow and golfer’s elbow).
  • Plantar fasciitis (with or without heel spurs.)
  • Tendonitis of the shoulder (disperses calcium deposits).
  • Achilles tendonitis.
  • Ununited scaphoid fracture.
  • Anterior tibial stress fractures (delayed healing).
  • Patellar Tendonitis

In most cases only one or two treatments are required two to four weeks apart.

If the condition is very tender or sensitive local anaesthesia can be used for patient comfort. Occasionally light bruising lasting only 2-3 days may result but otherwise there are no side effects. Recovery takes place gradually over 6-12 weeks.

This equipment has been passed by the FDA as safe for patient use.

If you have further questions please contact us.

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