Musculoskeletal disorders

MTS Spark WavesTM – successfully treating indispositions of the musculoskeletal system

Pain of the musculoskeletal system can seriously restrict the mobility of the affected persons and their participation in daily life. With the Spark WaveTM Therapy an effective alternative for medicamentous and surgical therapy methods respectively has been established for various orthopaedic indications. Shock wave therapy represents a non-invasive therapy option. It is considered to be safe, easily tolerable and effective.

What is the effect of MTS Spark WavesTM in orthopaedics?

The MTS Spark WavesTM re-initiate the stagnating healing process in a subactue and chronic state; in an acute stadium they initiate a quick and effective healing process. They stimulate the natural healing mechanisms of the tissue and cause the following biological responses on cellular level:

  • Release of growth factors as for instance VEGF, eNOS etc.
  • New generation of blood vessels
  • Improved blood supply and cell proliferation as well as
  • Migration of stem cells.

The combination of all mentioned factors stimulates the healing process, leads to an improvement of the symptoms and eventually to healing.

Which orthopaedic indications is MTS Spark WaveTM Therapy qualified for?

  • Shoulder tendinopathies with or withour calcification
  • Epicondylopathia humeri radialis and ulnaris
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Jumper´s knee (patella tip syndrome)
  • Achillodynia
  • Muscular trigger points
  • Pseudarthroses.

How is the treatment conducted?

The treatment is usually carried out on an outpatient basis and without the use of anesthesia. The treatment area is determined through palpation, ultrasound or X-ray according to the diagnosis. During the therapy process, ultrasound gel is applied and the therapy head is moved across the affected area whilst releasing the Spark WaveTM pulses. The quantity and intensity of the Spark WaveTM pulses can vary depending on the indication.

Treatment duration & number of treatments with MTS Spark WaveTM therapy systems

The actual treatment only takes about four to six minutes. From experience, about one to two therapy sessions are sufficient for a satisfying result.

How successful is the application of MTS Spark WavesTM in orthopaedics?

For over 80 % of all patients a therapy success can already be observed after the first session. Especially the treatment of chronic pain in tendons and ligaments, of calcification as well as of pseudarthroses achieves excellent therapy results.

Which side effects can occur?

Serious side effects have not been noted. In rare cases a short-term increase in pain after the treatment can occur in the treated area. The pain will disappear within 1 to 2 days.