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»Enthesopathies – Knowledge Update« by Ulrich Dreisilker, the 11th volume in the successful reference book series »Shock Wave Therapy in Practice«, will be published in November 2020 (Level10 publishing house). This is a new edition of the author’s reference work entitled »Enthesiopathien/Enthesopathies«, now considered a classic in the field of orthopaedic shock wave therapy.

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Prepare to be amazed by Professor Knobloch`s 60 minutes pre-XMAS surprise on Shock Wave and Magnetotransduction Therapy.

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Our next ESWT live webinar »Rotator Cuff Lesions: The Diagnosis and Conservative Treatment« will be hosted by Prof. Dr Matthias Beck in cooperation with STORZ MEDICAL.

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Here a short update from the construction site in Jena, Germany. The shell of our new STORZ MEDICAL company building has been completed and the interior finishing work is in progress. We can`t wait to see more.

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Shock wave therapy is an acknowledged form of treatment in urology, orthopaedics and cardiology. Wound healing is a relatively new field of application. At a STORZ MEDICAL symposium held in the course of the 17th Annual Congress of the German Wound Healing Society in Bochum, experts presented current data and informed about this promising treatment option.

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On 26 October 2020, the annual SWISS EXPORT AWARD Night took place at the Stade de Suisse in Bern, and we were justified in our high hopes, having been selected from a variety of renowned Swiss businesses.

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Nel trattamento delle malattie ortopediche e nel campo della medicina sportiva, oltre a un adeguato trattamento medico tradizionale, nella pratica quotidiana è di grande importanza una localizzazione rapida, precisa e semplice delle alterazioni patologiche dei tessuti da esaminare, come il tessuto connettivo, la fascia, il tendine e il muscolo. In questi tipi di tessuto, le regioni e i punti interessati sono tra l’altro caratterizzati da una maggiore densità, un aumento del volume e una maggiore sensibilità alla pressione. Le possibilità di localizzazione esistenti, come la palpazione manuale o l’elastografia, sono lunghe e dolorose, poco diffuse e richiedono apparecchiature costose.

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Our next ESWT live webinar »ESWT in Sports Medicine: My Treatment Concept in Knee Injuries« will be presented by Dr Sebastian Sinz. As the supervising team physician for German snowboarders, ski jumpers, nordic combiners and telemark athletes, he has many years of experience and expertise in holistic sports medicine. Shock wave therapy is an important tool in his therapeutic approach.

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In our next ESWT live webinar »A Practical Introduction to ESWT and Sonography: Lower Extremity« Dr Jens Lundgren (DN) will share his knowledge and practical experiences with ultrasound imaging and shock wave treatment.

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STORZ MEDICAL AG has been nominated together with the Berlinger Group and Sensirion AG for this year's Export Award. Every year, the prize of Switzerland Global Enterprise (S-GE) honours a company, that has developed a market development strategy tailored to its target markets, that has a clear unique selling point for its own products in international business and that is agile in dealing with export hurdles.

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In September 2020, the 100th MAGNETOLITH® was ordered and delivered to Dr Damian Görner from the Steglitz Spine and Joints Centre in Berlin. In an interview, the specialist for orthopaedics and trauma surgery explains why he decided to use MAGNETOLITH®, which indications he treats and how EMTT® and ESWT complement each other.

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In our next webinar Prof. Dr Matthias Beck will talk about »The Greater Trochanteric Pain Syndrome«. The Greater Trochanteric Pain Syndrome (GTPS) is related to the tendinopathy (tendinosis, partial- and full-thickness tears) of the muscles which inserts at the greater trochanter of the femur. In addition to these degenerative changes in the tendons inflammation of the synovial bursae could be a reason for the pain in the gluteal area which is elicited by rotational hip movements and lateral position.

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In 2019 the NEUROLITH® shock wave system was successfully introduced to the market. The Transcranial Pulse Stimulation (TPS®) device, which was developed by STORZ MEDICAL in Switzerland, is the only medical device marketed in Europe that is approved in the European Union for the treatment of the central nervous system of patients with Alzheimer's disease. The effect of TPS® is now being investigated in another neurological condition: In September 2020, the world's first clinical study for the treatment of Parkinson's patients with shock wave therapy using real-time documentation started at MedUni Vienna (Department of Neurology) in Austria under the direction of Professor Roland Beisteiner.

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On 25 September 2020, Dr Marie-Claire Rassweiler-Seyfried (University Hospital Mannheim, Department of Urology and Urosurgery, Mannheim/Germany) received the »Christian Chaussy Award 2020« for her research* on electrohydraulic high-frequency ESWL. Her research focus was the evaluation of kidney damage.

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In this live webinar Dr Alexander Sahi will talk about Low-intensity Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy (Li-ESWT) for urological disorders.

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In our first STORZ MEDICAL live webinar after the summer break Prof. Dr Karsten Knobloch will talk about the beneficial effects of ESWT in hand surgery.

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

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

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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»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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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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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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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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MASTERPULS ONE iF Design Award 2019

Even the youngest radial pressure wave device of STORZ MEDICAL, the MASTERPULS® ONE, convinces by his appealing design.

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Neurolith_CE_Approval

In December 2018, STORZ MEDICAL has received the CE approval for the NEUROLITH®, a new therapy system for the treatment of neurological diseases.

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Just in time for MEDICA 2018 (12 – 15 November in Düsseldorf, Germany), STORZ MEDICAL has received the CE approval for its new radial pressure wave device MASTERPULS® ONE. The device can be ordered with immediate effect from STORZ MEDICAL’s authorised distribution partners.

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Joint Press Release Siemens Healthineers and STORZ MEDICAL
Tägerwilen, Schweiz | Erlangen, Deutschland
October 01, 2018

70th Congress of the German Society for Urology in Dresden
STORZ MEDICAL and Siemens Healthineers plan sales partnership for urology

  • Future collaboration will facilitate access for customers of both companies, and their patients, to the latest technologies for diagnostic imaging in urology and non-invasive therapy for urinary and renal calculi
  • Mobile C-arms in the Cios family from Siemens Healthineers, together with MODULITH® SLK »inline« from STORZ MEDICAL, will form an innovative solution for powerful shock wave lithotripsy and endourological interventions
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