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Swiss Olympic: Using Shock Waves for High-performance and Talented Young Athletes

Canton Thurgau, home of STORZ MEDICAL, is a region of high quality of life where many high-performance and talented young athletes as well as hobby athletes live.

(Picture: Dr Pascal Vogt treating a young athlete)

Canton Thurgau, home of STORZ MEDICAL, is a region of high quality of life where many high-performance and talented young athletes as well as hobby athletes live.

The central hospital of the Canton is located in Münsterlingen at Lake Constance. For some years it has offered an infrastructure for hobby and high-performance as well as talented young athletes alike where state-of-the-art technology and knowhow contribute to a quick and comprehensive diagnostic clarification and treatment of sporting problems and injuries. The high quality of work in the field of sports medicine was recently confirmed when the Canton hospital was awarded the label »sport medical base approved by Swiss Olympic«.

In addition to traditional conservative methods we have quite successfully applied shock waves for five years. Usually we combine focused shock wave treatment at the transition from bone to tendon with radial shock wave treatment in the area of the trigger points of the corresponding muscle. Both applications can be easily performed in an ambulant way with one single device, the DUOLITH® SD1.

In the following I would like to present two interesting cases from our surgery where we managed to eliminate all symptoms by means of shock wave treatment.

Case 1:

Case 1

Physiotherapy with intensive stretching of the quadriceps, local ultrasound application and iontophoresis could not improve the symptoms in a 12-year-old track-and-field athlete suffering from pain at the inferior patella apex on the right hand side for half a year.

The X-ray shows a loose ossicle typical of Sinding-Larsen-Johansson disease as an avascular ossification disorder in adolescents. By combining focused and radial shock wave treatments in a total of three sessions, the patient was absolutely free of symptoms and functionality in sports was restored to a 100% within six weeks.

Case 2:

Case 2

15-year-old gymnast, 25 hours of training a week and pseudoarthrosis of the radial head due to an Aitken type I stress fracture a year ago. Despite reduced training, physiotherapy and interim immobilisation, the fracture did not heal, the pain under stress remained and an extension deficit of 5° in the elbow area persisted.

Five sessions of focused shock wave treatment and initial immobilisation of the elbow with an upper arm splint led to the complete elimination of symptoms and a 100% restoration of functionality in sports within three months.

Dr Pascal Vogt 

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