Physics

The Physics of Shock Wave Lithotripsy - Shock wave lithotripsy (SWL) was introduced in the 1980s for the treatment of urinary stones and earned near-instantaneous acceptance as a first line treatment option.1 Since then SWL has revolutionized treatment in nephrolithiasis worldwide, and in the United States, it has been estimated that approximately 70% of kidney stones are treated using SWL

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.

Acoustic field characterization of the Duolith: Measurements and modeling of a clinical shock wave therapy device - Extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT) uses acoustic pulses to treat certain musculoskeletal disorders. In this paper the acoustic field of a clinical portable ESWT device (Duolith SD1) was characterized.