Benefits of OssaTron Orthotripsy

The Effective Choice for Chronic Musculoskeletal Conditions – High Energy Extracorporeal Shock Wave Surgery (OssaTron® Orthotripsy®) The Only Non-Invasive Shock Wave Procedure With 2 FDA Approvals

Why is OssaTron® Orthotripsy® better than invasive surgeries for the treatment of chronic musculoskeletal conditions?

Invasive surgical procedures permanently alter biomechanics by cutting part of the tendon. Non-invasive OssaTron® Orthotripsy® brings about a physiological change in the tendon without the complications of invasive surgery. This non-invasive procedure provides as effective or better results than the invasive surgery options, and results in a long term resolution. Most patients can return to work or activities of daily living within 24-48 hours after just one procedure, whereas open surgical procedures require patients to limit the use of the treated extremity for 4-8 weeks.

OssaTron® results in significant cost savings, increased patient productivity and satisfaction.

What is chronic plantar fasciitis (heel spurs)? The plantar fascia is a thick fibrous band that runs along the sole of the foot. It helps maintain the complex arch system of the foot and plays a role in one’s balance and gait. This condition is usually the result of repetitive micro-trauma (running, walking, standing) or biomechanical deficiency of the foot causing thickening of the plantar fascia, decreased blood flow and loss of elasticity. Heel pain symptoms are prominent upon rising, and can be exacerbated by long periods of standing. Pain may be severe enough to disable the patient from normal activities of daily living. Patients that experience chronic plantar fasciitis have had the condition for a minimum of 6 months and are unresponsive to conservative care such as stretching, night splints, orthotics, injections, and anti-inflammatory medications.

What is chronic lateral epicondylitis (tennis elbow)? Tennis elbow is a syndrome characterized by pain over the outer aspect of the elbow. Pain can be aggravated by gripping, heavy lifting, or simple tasks of daily living and is a result of repetitive and cumulative injury. Symptoms are commonly associated with inadequate muscle power and endurance. Chronic patients are unresponsive to conservative care such as stretching, splints, injections, and anti-inflammatory medications and have had the condition for a minimum of 6 months.

Non-Invasive Surgery with the OssaTron® Invasive, Open, or Endoscopic Surgery
Heel procedures
Patients are able to walk out of the facility without any limitations on their weight bearing.
Elbow procedures
Patients are able to immediately have use of their arm post Orthotripsy.
Heel procedures
Patients are limited in their weight bearing for 4 to 8 weeks post treatment and may have to endure casting.
Elbow procedures
Patients are limited in the use of their arm for several weeks and have a period of immobilization.

Patients requiring bilateral Orthotripsy can be treated in a single procedure, and return to work or activities of daily living the next day.

Surgical bilateral patients must have two separate procedures due to limitations on weight bearing and/or due to limitations on the use of their arm. Many patients must wait 6 to 12 months between procedures to allow for healing and rehab.

There is no incision with Orthotripsy, and therefore no risk of infection, scarring, or post-operative bleeding.

Invasive procedures carry a risk of infection.Incisions lengthen the return to normal activities and are susceptible to ongoing tenderness and scarring.

Patients are able to resume strenuous activity, such as jogging, racquet sports, standing for long periods of time, repetitive job functions, etc. after only 4 weeks.

Surgical patients are just experiencing healing of their incision at 4 weeks and may require physical therapy before resuming certain activities. Bracing is often indicated with the elbow.

Patients are evaluated for success at 8-12 weeks, and less than 5% require a re-treatment.

Patients receiving invasive procedures may not see results until 5-10 months post treatment.

Over 80% of patients experience success with Orthotripsy for their chronic heel condition. 80% of chronic elbow patients demonstrated a benefit in clinical studies. Studies 5 years or more post treatment show that over 80% of patients retain their successful outcomes.

Studies on invasive procedures report only 50 to 71 percent patient satisfaction with outcomes. Potential for future biomechanical problems and infection is greatly increased with invasive procedures.

Orthotripsy does not involve cutting so the biomechanics of the tendon are not adversely altered. Likewise, the non-invasive Orthotripsy procedure does not narrow future treatment options like an open procedure could.

With the heel, potential long term problems can occur such as foot lengthening, leg strain, back pain, stress fractures, dorsal strain, and Lateral Column Syndrome due to loss of stability in the arch and a disruption of the biomechanics of the foot.With the elbow, conditions such as extensor aponeurosis, detached or relaxed ligaments, invaginated scar tissue, etc. can occur.