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Discover why we have been one of the leading companies in the field of Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy (ESWL) and Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy (ESWT) for more than 30 years and deepen your knowledge about our latest technologies – Extracorporeal Magnetotransduction Therapy (EMTT) for the treatment of musculoskeletal disorders.

The construction of the new STORZ MEDICAL Deutschland GmbH company premises in Jena is underway.

A further milestone was reached on Monday. The ground-breaking ceremony and thus the start of construction of the new company building of STORZ MEDICAL Deutschland GmbH took place on 3rd August. In times of the corona crisis but in a modest setting and with only two protagonists. So architect and site manager, symbolically grabbed the shovel while the excavator waited in the background.

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Radial Shock Wave Therapy Conquers Professional Sports in Japan

Sporting events across the globe have been suspended due to COVID-19 and the Olympic Games in Tokyo have been moved to next year. To shorten the waiting time a little, we report in this issue about two professional sports teams from the hosting country. Read on for an insight into the world of professional sports in Japan as seen through the eyes of three trainers: two from basketball team ALVARK TOKYO and one from football team Júbilo IWATA. All of them are licensed judo therapists, a qualification based on a special Japanese osteopathy tradition known as »hone-tsugi« (»bone-setter«).

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NEUROLITH installation: in the treatment of patients with Alzheimer’s disease, the »Rudolfinerhaus Privatklinik« in Vienna, Austria, relies on Transcranial Pulse Stimulation (TPS)

Throughout the world, more and more specialised medical centres are using Transcranial Pulse Stimulation (TPS) with the NEUROLITH® system for the treatment of patients with Alzheimer’s disease. In June 2020, another NEUROLITH® system was installed successfully at the private hospital »Rudolfinerhaus Privatklinik« in Vienna, Austria, where it will be used under the medical direction of Dr Matthias Geisler. On-site training of the hospital’s treatment team was carried out by Dr Henning Lohse-Busch (Rheintalklinik, Bad Krozingen, Germany) who also played a decisive role in the development of TPS.

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The new V-ACTOR »HF« handpiece with extended frequency spectrum – A field report by Prof. Dr. Karsten Knobloch, FACS

My practice started using the V-ACTOR® handpiece in 2012, adding vibration therapy to the focused and radial shock wave therapies that we offer. Vibration therapy is the final stage that I apply when treating myofascial issues, lymphoedema and cellulite with radial shock waves.

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Compact and conveniently priced: STORZ MEDICAL’s MASTERPULS ONE receives approval in Japan

STORZ MEDICAL has received approval for the compact device MASTERPULS® ONE in Japan – one of the biggest growth markets for shock/pressure wave therapy. The radial pressure wave system focuses on the entry-level price segment (orthopaedics/physical therapy) and complements the DUOLITH® SD1 »ultra« and the MASTERPULS® MP100 »ultra«, which have been successful in Japan for years. Its launch will enable STORZ MEDICAL to further expand its leading market position in Japan.

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STORZ MEDICAL Live Webinar »Combined Therapy R-SW & F-SW with EMTT« on Tuesday, 30th June 2020 · 18:00 – 19:00 (CET)

In our next ESWT live webinar Physiotherapist Michael Strøm will talk about »Combined Therapy R-SW & F-SW with EMTT®«.

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Return-to-Play – A report by Michael Strøm

After the past few extraordinary weeks and months, we are already looking forward to the fact that the world of sports regained strength. To shorten the waiting time a little, we report in this newsletter issue about Michael Strøm, sports therapist and head of medical department of Copenhagen Basketball team. Thank you for this look inside, Michael!

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STORZ MEDICAL Live Webinar »Achieving Excellence in SWL: How Far Can We Go?« on Tuesday, 7th July 2020 · 18:00 – 19:00 (CET)

In our third live webinar about extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (SWL) Dr Ranan DasGupta and Dr Milad Hanna talk about »Achieving Excellence in SWL: How Far Can We Go?«.

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STORZ MEDICAL Live Webinar »Shock Wave Treatment for Spasticity« on Tuesday, 23rd June 2020 · 18:00 – 19:00 (CET)

In our next ESWT live webinar Silvia Ramón Rona MD, PhD will talk about »Shock Wave Treatment for Spasticity«.

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STORZ MEDICAL Live Webinar »5 Running Injuries that Benefit from Shock Wave Therapy« on Tuesday, 16th June 2020 · 18:00 – 19:00 (CET)

In our next ESWT live webinar Physiotherapist Benoy Mathew will talk about »5 Running Injuries that Benefit from Shock Wave Therapy«.

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STORZ MEDICAL Live Webinar »ESWT and Sonography – Why a Correct Diagnose is Crucial« on Tuesday, 9th June 2020 · 18:00 – 19:00 (CET)

In our next ESWT live webinar »ESWT and Sonography – Why a Correct Diagnose is Crucial« Jens Lundgren, Doctor of Naprapathy, will talk about the combination of ultrasound imaging and shock wave treatment.

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STORZ MEDICAL Live Webinar »SWL in Children« on Wednesday, 17th June 2020 · 18:00 – 19:00 (CET)

In our second live webinar about extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (SWL) Dr Susanne Osther talks about »SWL in Children«.

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STORZ MEDICAL Live Webinar »SWL in the Era of Endourology« on Thursday, 11th June 2020 · 18:00 – 19:00 (CET)

In our first live webinar about extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (SWL) Prof. Dr Palle Osther talks about »SWL in the Era of Endourology«.

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STORZ MEDICAL Live Webinar »Current Evidence of Conservative Therapy in Achilles Tendinopathy« on Tuesday, 2nd June 2020 · 18:00 – 19:00 (CET)

In our next ESWT Live Webinar »Current Evidence of Conservative Therapy in Achilles Tendinopathy« Dr Martin Ringeisen highlights the application of shock wave therapy for »Achilles Tendinopathy«.

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Alzheimer’s treatment: study on STORZ MEDICAL’s Transcranial Pulse Stimulation (TPS) is among the top 10% most downloaded papers in Advanced Science

In December 2019, the first study1 on Transcranial Pulse Stimulation (TPS) with STORZ MEDICAL’s NEUROLITH® system was published in the prestigious journal Advanced Science. In the study, Beisteiner et al. evaluate the TPS method and present treatment results. The presented data shows that it is possible to improve brain performance with TPS and that there is a long-term effect.

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STORZ MEDICAL Live Webinar »ESWT – Success in Your Private Practice« on Tuesday, 26th May 2020 · 18:00 – 19:00 (CET)

In our next ESWT Live Webinar »ESWT – Success in Your Private Practice« Paul Hobrough will discuss how to implement shock wave therapy for the best clinical results as well as business success.

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»ESWT in Sports: Patellar Tendinopathy« webinar* recording

Here is the recording of our sixth STORZ MEDICAL live webinar »ESWT in Sports: Patellar Tendinopathy« with Prof. Dr Carlos Leal MD on 19th May 2020.

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Cardiac shock wave therapy: STORZ MEDICAL’s MODULITH SLC receives CE approval

STORZ MEDICAL has received the CE approval for the MODULITH® SLC. The areas of application of this innovative shock wave system are ischaemic heart failure, coronary heart disease, and angina pectoris.

Being designed for penetration depths of between 0 and 150 mm, the MODULITH® SLC is well prepared to master any challenge in daily clinical practice, reaching target areas from the apex to the posterior wall of the myocardium. The proven shock wave technology developed by STORZ MEDICAL makes use of a cylindrical coil in combination with a parabolic reflector for focusing. The coil and reflector are perfectly adapted to the specific medical requirements. The long-life cylindrical coil lasts for several hundred treatments.

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STORZ MEDICAL Live Webinar »ESWT in Sports: Patellar Tendinopathy« on Tuesday, 19th May 2020 · 18:00 – 19:00 (CET)

In our sixth ESWT Live Webinar »ESWT in Sports: Patellar Tendinopathy« Prof. Dr Carlos Leal MD highlights the shock wave therapy and it’s very special role in the handling of sport injuries, especially the management of chronic tendinopathies.

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STORZ MEDICAL Live Webinar »MAGNETOLITH – EMTT Introduction« on Tuesday, 12th May 2020 · 18:00 – 19:00 (CET)

In our fifth live webinar »MAGNETOLITH – EMTT® Introduction« Prof. Dr Ludger Gerdesmeyer highlights the »Extracorporeal Magnetotransduction Therapy (EMTT®)« as part of the »Physical Tissue Stimulation« concept.

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STORZ MEDICAL Live Webinar »Fascia and Spine Application – The Concept« on Tuesday, 5th May 2020 · 18:00 – 19:00 (CET)

In our fourth ESWT Live Webinar »Fascia and Spine Application – The Concept« Dr Stephan Swart & Dr Carlo Di Maio will talk about »Integrated Myofascial Pain Therapy«.

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The third STORZ MEDICAL Live Webinar starts on Tuesday, 28th April 2020 at 18:00 (CET)

Pseudarthrosis are big talking points in orthopaedics. Shock wave therapy for fracture healing disorders requires uncompromising device technology, specialization and many cases.

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»Extracorporeal shock wave therapy – state of the art« webinar recording

Here is the recording of our second STORZ MEDICAL webinar »Extracorporeal shock wave therapy – state of the art« with Prof. Dr. Ludger Gerdesmeyer on April 21, 2020

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We are looking forward to our second STORZ MEDICAL live webinar on Tuesday, 21st April 2020 at 18:00 (CET)

Prof. Dr. Ludger Gerdesmeyer will present recent science and techniques in shock wave therapy. Standard indication and treatment modalities will be explained as well as innovative new indications.

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»40 Years of Shock Wave Therapy« webinar recording

Here is the recording of our first STORZ MEDICAL webinar »40 Years of Shock Wave Therapy« with Prof. Dr. Karsten Knobloch on April 14, 2020

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New series of STORZ MEDICAL webinars

We are excited to announce our first STORZ MEDICAL live webinar on Tuesday, 14th April 2020 at 18:00. Prof. Dr. Karsten Knobloch will talk about the history of shock wave therapy – as it‘s been 40 years now since the first successful clinical application of shock wave lithotripsy (SWL) for kidney stone disintegration in February 1980 in Munich, Germany.

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STORZ MEDICAL reacts to coronavirus

Safety comes first – in all areas

Due to the worsening COVID 19 pandemic, STORZ MEDICAL has taken a number of measures to protect our employees, customers and partners in the best possible way and to ensure business operations. We are guided by the recommendations of international and national authorities.

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STORZ MEDICAL’s MAGNETOLITH receives CE approval

In February 2020, STORZ MEDICAL has received the CE approval for the MAGNETOLITH® system, which is the successor of the CELLACTOR® MT1. Extracorporeal Magnetotransduction Therapy (EMTT®) with the MAGNETOLITH® opens up new possibilities in regeneration and rehabilitation. The areas of application include diseases of the musculoskeletal system such as lower back pain and tendinopathies of the rotator cuff or Achilles tendon. The non-invasive, outpatient therapy is virtually free of side effects.

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40 years of ESWL – shock waves have replaced »open« renal surgery

40 years ago, on 7 February 1980, the first treatment of a kidney stone patient with shock waves was performed at the Department of Urology of Munich University Hospital based at the Grosshardern campus. Several STORZ MEDICAL employees from the company’s research, development and marketing departments were present to witness the historic event, which ushered in a new era in medical technology: the era of extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL).

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Radial shock wave treatment using the »White Tip« B15 transmitter – A field report from Dr Stephan Swart

For years, STORZ MEDICAL has been teaming up with medical specialists to pioneer the development of radial shock wave transmitters, which are used to treat myofascial conditions. One of the challenges that medical professionals face every day when using shock waves is ensuring that treatment of particularly sensitive and deep-lying trigger points and myofascial imbalances is gentle, effective and virtually pain-free.

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Alzheimer’s disease: Transcranial Pulse Stimulation (TPS) with the NEUROLITH system significantly improves brain performance of patients

In 2018, Transcranial Pulse Stimulation (TPS) with the NEUROLITH® system was the first, and hitherto only, procedure of its kind to obtain market authorization for the »treatment of the central nervous system of patients with Alzheimer’s disease«. TPS was developed by STORZ MEDICAL in collaboration with a team of researchers from the Medical University of Vienna (Department of Neurology), led by Professor Roland Beisteiner, and Dr. Henning Lohse-Busch, Rheintalklinik, Bad Krozingen. In December 2019, the prestigious journal »Advanced Science« published a study, in which Beisteiner et al. evaluate the method and present first treatment results. The presented data shows that it is possible to improve brain performance with TPS and that there is a long-term effect.

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MEDICA 2019: STORZ MEDICAL presents new innovations NEUROLITH, MAGNETOLITH and redesigned MODULITH SLC

Düsseldorf/Germany: After three fascinating and very interesting days, MEDICA 2019 ended on 21 November. Once again, the world’s leading medical trade fair was a huge success. At STORZ MEDICAL’s exhibition stand in hall 10, the full range of the company’s therapy options was on display – including several innovations. Transcranial Pulse Stimulation (TPS) with the NEUROLITH® system, a unique procedure for patients with Alzheimer's disease, was explained in detail by Dr Rafael Storz, who also answered the visitors’ questions. In addition, the new MAGNETOLITH® for Extracorporeal Magnetotransduction Therapy (EMTT®) and the redesigned MODULITH® SLC were also at the centre of attention. Both devices were unveiled and presented during the trade fair.

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Strong presence and customer proximity: STORZ MEDICAL opens new office in France

On 1 September 2019, STORZ MEDICAL celebrated the opening of STORZ MEDICAL France, which is managed by Mihai Atanasiu. With the new office in Paris, STORZ MEDICAL wants to meet the needs of its customers in this important market for shock wave devices in the best possible way in the future. The goal is to create the conditions for even greater customer proximity by providing direct selling and equipment service/support. The new office is STORZ MEDICAL’s fifth office outside of Switzerland. The other offices are in Germany (Jena), Italy (Rome), Spain (Barcelona) and UK (London).

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Excellent research: STORZ MEDICAL supports new »Christian Chaussy Award« of the German Society for Shock Wave Lithotripsy

The »Christian Chaussy Award« is a new award launched by the German Society for Shock Wave Lithotripsy (DGSWL) to recognise outstanding scientific work. STORZ MEDICAL supports the award with a research grant, the prize money is €2,500. It was presented for the first time during the 71st Congress of the German Society of Urology (DGU) in Hamburg, Germany, on 18 September 2019.

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Book recommendation: »ESWT in hand surgery«

»ESWT in hand surgery« by Professor Karsten Knobloch is the recent volume of the Level10 book series »Shock wave therapy in practice«.
The book provides a comprehensive overview of the beneficial application of Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy (ESWT) in hand surgery.

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Bees are swarming for STORZ MEDICAL

Hundreds of thousands of dilligent bees swarm again this year for STORZ MEDICAL and make an important contribution to our ecosystem - and therefore also to us humans.

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Pain-free Thanks to Radial Pressure Waves: Adventurer Ian Couch Ready for New Expeditions

Ian Couch is an experienced British adventurer, ocean rower and endurance athlete. His previous successes are more than impressive: He rowed across the Atlantic twice and is the only person ever to have crossed the Indian Ocean in a rowing boat. Over the years he has set a totalof six world records in rowing. What's more, he has broken a British record for the fastest Greenland crossing on skis, he's run through the Gobi Desert and the Namib Desert and has mastered numerous other ultra running events.

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The New ATLAS Transmitter for Cervical Spine Muscle Treatment

Today, innovations in pressure and shock wave technology are increasingly found in the field of radial transmitters. In order to further optimize the treatment of individual indications, for years now STORZ MEDICAL has been developing specially shaped transmitters.

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