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New publication:
»Multidisciplinary Medical Applications« documents broad spectrum of treatment options of extracorporeal shock wave therapy

From angina pectoris to wound healing: »Multidisciplinary Medical Applications« by Prof Dr Heinz Lohrer and Prof Dr Ludger Gerdesmeyer offers a current overview of indications and application areas of extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT). The book has been published by Level10 and was presented during the »2nd International SHOCK WAVE Conference« in Berlin in early October.


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The »2nd International SHOCK WAVE Conference« was held in Berlin, Germany, from 3-4 October 2014. More than 250 attendees discussed current trends and future perspectives of shock wave therapy. STORZ MEDICAL was the corporate sponsor of the event and presented not only innovative fascia transmitters but also the trend-setting focused shock wave handpiece »SEPIA«. Another highlight was the presentation of the new publication »Multidisciplinary Medical Applications« by Conference President Prof Dr Heinz Lohrer and Prof Dr Ludger Gerdesmeyer.

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Medical history was made when the first patient with kidney stones was treated successfully with shock waves in February 1980. It was in 1989 when STORZ MEDICAL revolutionized shock wave lithotripsy with its special design of a new cylindrical coil to generate shock waves with most favourable field distribution and widest energy range. For the first time, this technique allowed extremely large apertures and extraordinary focal depth. Another striking feature of the cylindrical coil was the central opening that was designed to enable inline localization. This inline configuration was a technological masterpiece.

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MODULITH® SLK »inline« - Design in every detail

Helping athletes reach the podium: Team Canada relies on DUOLITH® SD1 and MASTERPULS® line

Ski jumping, cross-country, ice hockey: The world's best winter athletes gathered in Vancouver, Canada for the 2010 Olympic Games. Athletes from over 80 countries inspired both the live audience and the billions of television viewers. Among the winners: STORZ MEDICAL and long-time business partner REMINGTON MEDICAL! Both companies were recognized by the Olympic Organizing Committee as »Friends of the Games« for equipping the medical infrastructure with shock wave systems.

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Quality

The STORZ MEDICAL shock wave systems are designed for a long working life. In order to give users and patients a positive and confident inspiring impression only high-quality materials and components are used. In addition, the systems are assembled and tested by qualified staff directly at the STORZ MEDICAL headquarters in Switzerland.

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When planning the STORZ MEDICAL building in Tägerwilen on Lake Constance, energy efficiency got high priority from the outset.

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The aim was to avoid an indoor climate often found in modern low energy buildings with forced ventilation and systems that keep temperatures at a constant level independent of the season: There employees perceive temperature, humidity and air exchange as unnatural and get a feeling of powerlessness.

Shock waves are longitudinal mechanical waves (acoustic waves). They interact with cells of the body by mechanotransduction.

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Shock waves for cardiac use are generated outside the body in a water filled therapy head and coupled to the skin via a flexible membrane. Under simultaneous ultrasound control precise focussing and scanning of predetermined target areas is performed.

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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Left: Treating an open wound on the foot with the DUOLITH® SD1 »ultra«
Right: Shock wave treatment of a non-healing wound

Evolution

The first successful disintegration of kidney stones was on February 8th 1980 in Munich, Bavaria. At that time the milestone for one of the most successful non-invasive therapies was set. In the mid-1990s the extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT) was first used for orthopaedic indications. For this purpose, modified urological lithotripters were employed, which, however, did not become established in medical practice because of their shape, size and high investment costs. 1999 marked the beginning of the successful »career« of radial shock waves in orthopaedic pain therapy. Compact and conveniently priced shock wave systems became available for orthopaedic treatments for the first time. The treatments for horses started at the same time.

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STORZ MEDICAL presents new MASTERPULS® MP100 »ultra«

STORZ MEDICAL presented the latest generation of its MASTERPULS® line at the 62nd annual meeting of the VSOU (South German Orthopedic Society) in Baden-Baden from 1-3 May 2014. The new MASTERPULS® MP100 »ultra« boasts attractive design, innovative technical features and the exclusive »ICE Shock Wave Portal«.

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Dr Adolfo Muñoz, medical director of the Villarreal CF soccer club with the DUOLITH® SD1 »ultra«

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BVB - Borussia Dortmund

Football champion 2010/2011 in Germany and current second of German first league »Bundesliga« relies on DUOLITH® and MASTERPULS® shock wave therapy for its professional football team.

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)

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STORZ MEDICAL at the Sochi Olympics

German Bobsleigh and Luge Teams in Top Shape

One of the top pushers, Franziska Fritz of the team of Sandra Kiriasis (silver medallist in the European Championship), and Dr Heinzinger at the start in St. Moritz

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The new MODULITH SLX-F2 »connect«

The intelligent connection of modern technology in urology

German Design Award 2014 & Special Mention for DUOLITH SD1 »ultra«

The German Design Council's Premier Prize

The German Design Award is the German Design Council's international premium prize, which further enhances the reputation of both designers and companies. Prizes will be awarded to high-quality products and projects from product and communication design, design personalities and newcomers for their pioneering contributions to the German and international design landscape.

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DUOLITH SD1 »ultra« – Awarded Design

Red Dot Award 2012

German Design Award 2014 – Special Mention

KARL STORZ Group Opened Berlin Visitor and Training Centre at Historical Empress Augusta Hospital

Together with guests from politics, business and medicine, the KARL STORZ Group celebrated the inauguration of the renovated and modernized former Empress Augusta Hospital on 10 and 11 October. The future Berlin activities of the KARL STORZ Group will thus be combined under one roof.

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Figure Skating

The new world champion comes from South Korea

At the 2013 figure skating World Championship in London (Canada), South Korea's Kim Yu-na once again won the gold medal. Thus, she continues her successful course after winning Olympic gold in 2010. For years she has placed her trust in the DUOLITH® SD1 »T-Top«, which accompanies her on her tour around the world.

(Picture: Kim Yu-na and Andrew Son (UIC, STORZ MEDICAL partner in South Korea) are happy about her victory)

DUOLITH SD1 »ultra« in High-performance Sports

Technological progress in the field of extracorporeal shock wave therapy over the past few years has also effectively increased the range of treatment options for top class athletes. Today, focused shock wave therapy is used to treat a multitude of acute and overuse sporting injuries in order to shorten the inactive periods of athletes.

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The New Manual for Urologists

Technological progress in the generation of shock waves and the design of lithotripters has rendered treatment methods easier and more comfortable. However, the treatment results strongly depend on the correct handling of the technology.

Successful Use of the MODULITH SLC at the Inselspital, Bern University Hospital

Interview with the CSWT expert PD Dr Jean-Paul Schmid

Dear Dr Schmid, your clinic has been using shock waves in cardiology with success since 2006 to treat refractory angina pectoris. Personally, you have been working with the innovative MODULITH® SLC for 8 years. This device is now used quite successfully in many renowned clinical centres for the non-invasive revascularization of the heart.

Second design award for the MODULITH SLK »inline«

The German Design Council honoured the lithotripter MODULITH® SLK »inline« with the premium prize »German Design Award – Special Mention« on February the 15th 2013 in Frankfurt. Every year the German Design Council awards a prize to the best design and the most attractive ergonomics of technological innovations. After winning the red dot design award in 2011 the MODULITH SLK inline convinced again a design jury!

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The history of mobile shock wave lithotripsy

Shock wave lithotripsy (SWL) has been one of the most innovative therapy procedures in urology over the last decades. During the first few years, however, small hospitals could not afford to purchase a lithotripter owing to its high cost. This explains why ever since the pioneering days of SWL there has been a demand for mobile lithotripsy to make this revolutionary technology more easily available also in remote regions.

Focus on kidney stones with MODULITH SLX-F2

Kidney stones are a disease of civilisation that affects almost 5% of the population in the course of their lives. The annual incidence rate for renal calculi in Germany, currently at almost 1.5%, is on an upward trend and the condition is frequently associated with significant pain. About 50% of patients experience relapse within a period of 10 years if the stone formation remains untreated. These figures clearly reflect the importance of modern stone management.

(Picture left: Dr med Peter Sprenk, consultant urologist at the Urological Centre and affiliated doctor at Brilon Community Hospital, Franz Haselhorst, urology specialist nurse, Dr med Heinz Grosse-Vollmer, consultant urologist at the Urological Centre and affiliated doctor at Brilon Community Hospital (from left to right). Picture right: Localisation by X-ray fluoroscopy and stone positioning in the focus of the shock wave field)

Physiotherapy on the paddock and in equestrian sport stables: shock waves get equine athletes into shape for top performance

An increasing number of veterinarians are incorporating radial shock wave therapy into their regular practice with great success.

In its December 2011 issue, the renowned »Pferdesport Journal« reported about Christel Auer, a human physiotherapist and FN-approved equine physiotherapist who specialises on ESWT-based therapy options to maintain the structural and functional balance of equine athletes. Auer uses the MASTERPULS® MP100 VET system from STORZ MEDICAL for radial shock wave application (R-SW) and has been able to achieve high success rates with this approach.

(Picture left: Radial shock wave therapy is well-tolerated because it uses no painful high-energy shock waves. Horses become accustomed to it rather quickly. Picture right: Radial shock wave therapy can be performed on an outpatient basis. Therapy systems are flexible and ideal for mobile use.)

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EAU Paris Lithotripter News!

More comfort.

Now better handling of extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy

Following its world premiere in Vienna one year ago, the new generation of lithotripter is already equipped with another compelling feature: the in-line unit for the MODULITH® SLK »inline« for successful ultrasound localisation.

What's more, the stationary lithotripter MODULITH® SLX-F2 has now been enhanced by the option of a fixed ceiling-mounting suspension system, offering even more flexible and easier handling in the endourological workstation.

The congress of the European Association of Urology (EAU) being held from 25 – 27 February in Paris will see the STORZ MEDICAL team presenting these innovative highlights for urology to medical specialists for the first time.

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Shock wave therapy and ultrasound diagnosis merged in a single system

  • DUOLITH® SD1 »ultra« from STORZ MEDICAL
  • Diagnosis and therapy with a single system
  • Modular design for scalable performance
  • Intuitive control with "Top View" display
  • Diagnostic reliability

Tägerwilen, February 2012 – Orthopaedists, specialists in sports medicine and pain therapists can now benefit from a unique medical innovation: pioneering focused and radial shock wave therapy and ultrasound diagnosis have been merged in a single system for even better treatment results.

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The new DUOLITH® SD1 »ultra«

First-class modular shock wave therapy with integrated ultrasound diagnosis

State-of-the-art ultrasound diagnosis and user-oriented treatment routines provide excellent conditions for forward-looking shock wave therapy. The new DUOLITH® SD1 »ultra« offers a variety of features and options designed to enable optimal diagnosis and treatment of patients. The pioneering modularity of the DUOLITH® SD1 »ultra« ideally combines treatment, diagnosis, information and navigation.

With the new DUOLITH® SD1 »ultra« innovative ideas merge with the most advanced technologies and progressive design without losing the sight of traditions.

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Efficient mobile shock wave therapy at its best

The MASTERPULS® MP100 »elite edition+« sets a new benchmark among compact radial shock wave systems for highly dynamic medical environments with a strong focus on individual requirements.

The built-in high-performance compressor makes the system even more powerful and provides excellent therapy success.

The MASTERPULS® MP100 »elite edition+« with V-ACTOR® vibration therapy creates a perfect balance between performance and efficiency, versatility and low maintenance costs.

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»Zurich open« – Schulthess clinic and the tennis world count on DUOLITH SD1

An exceptional tennis event:

Since 8 - 12 March 2011, Zurich/Switzerland has finally returned to the map of world tennis – with a worldwide new and unique concept: the »BNP Paribas Zurich Open – where champions meet talents«. Two generations of players: former legendary tennis champions as well as the world's best talents played in March in Zurich in separate round robin formats (analogue to the ATP Masters) and in a combined doubles competition.

Why is the new MODULITH SLK »inline« the best decision for an urological clinic?

Interview with ESWL expert Professor Axel Häcker, M.D.

Professor Häcker, your clinic has been using extracorporeal lithotripsy since 1989, starting with the first MODULITH® SL10/20. You personally used a lithotripter from STORZ MEDICAL, the MODULITH® SLK »classic«, until February this year. You and your department have now decided to purchase the new MODULITH® SLK »inline«. What were the reasons for your decision, and what do you expect from the new MODULITH® SLK »inline« for your clinic, your patients and yourself? We would like to ask you a few questions about this.

KARL STORZ Visitor Centre: Functional. Flexible. Modern.

On February 01, 2011, KARL STORZ Endoskope and almost 200 guests from Germany and abroad celebrated the grand opening of the new KARL STORZ Visitor Centre. Dr h.c. mult. Sybill Storz and Karl-Christian Storz were delighted to share the grand opening with invited guests from the realms of politics, business and medicine. In her welcoming speech, Dr Sybill Storz revealed that since joining her parents' company, the presentation of its products to the outside world and its continuous improvement has been her »hobby«. She explained that she was therefore particularly excited about the new Visitor Centre, which represents an avenue for customers to examine the entire KARL STORZ product portfolio, its advantages and its quality in detail. Visitors were able to experience the new KARL STORZ Visitor Centre first hand.

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New publications in the field of shock wave lithotripsy (SWL) commented by medical experts.
STORZ MEDICAL AG, Switzerland, offers a new literature service for medical professionals.

Since approximately 15 years extracorporeal shock wave treatment (ESWT) is successfully used for the treatment of non-healing fractures in special centers worldwide (Europe, Asia, Africa and off-label also in the USA). After extensive basic research and positively conducted clinical trials the executive committee of the 14th Congress of the International Society for Extracorporel Shockwave Treatment (ISMST) held in June in Kiel, Germany decided to recommend

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The first practice handbook on shock wave therapy

For orthopaedists, sports physicians and physiotherapists: the long-awaited »Shock Wave Therapy in Practice: Enthesiopathies« by Dr. Ulrich Dreisilker answers the most important questions regarding the treatment of enthesiopathies with extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT). The book is available in German, English and French (DVD) on www.level-books.com.

German national trampoline team relies on ESWT

At the European Trampoline Championships 2010 in Varna, Bulgaria, the German national team was treated with ESWT. The final results were impressive: the German team won nine medals, among them four gold and three silver medals.

Tägerwilen/Switzerland, 14 March 2011. – STORZ MEDICAL's new MODULITH® SLK »inline« has received a red dot award for product design. Only products that clearly stand out from comparable products due to their exceptional design receive the prestigious international award. The new lithotripter was designed by STORZ MEDICAL's »design center« in Tägerwilen/Lake Constance in close cooperation with the innovation firm »frog design«. The world premiere of the MODULITH® SLK »inline« will be at the 26th Annual EAU Congress in Vienna, Austria (18 – 22 March 2011).

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Prominent guests during MEDICA 2010

German Chancellor Angela Merkel visits KARL STORZ

Düsseldorf/Germany, 17.11.2010. – The groundbreaking innovations of the STORZ group attracted very prominent guests during MEDICA, the world's largest medical trade fair. German Chancellor Angela Merkel and German Federal Minister of Health Philipp Rösler visited the KARL STORZ booth in order to inform themselves about the latest innovative products of the long-established company.

(Picture: From the left: Federal Minister of Health Philipp Rösler, Dr. Sybill Storz, Chancellor Angela Merkel, and Karl-Christian Storz)

The medical potential of shock waves has not been fully explored yet

30 years of shock waves in medicine

Tägerwilen/Switzerland, 15 December 2010 – Only 30 years have passed since the first kidney stone patient was treated successfully with shock waves. What started as an experiment is now a success story: patients from around the globe benefit from the treatment with shock waves. Today the waves have a wide range of application and physicians use them not only in urology but also in orthopaedics, cardiology, dermatology and veterinary medicine. New research results in the fields of wound healing and neurologic diseases show that shock waves will become even more important in the future.

(Picture Left: Lithotripter 1981, Dornier, Middle: Lithotripter 2010, STORZ MEDICAL, Right: Treatment of calcific tendinitis of the shoulder with focused shock wave handpiece)

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Cardiological Shock Wave Therapy

INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP HELD BY STORZ MEDICAL (SWITZERLAND)
V.D. Turchin - GE "Sanatorium Concha Zaspa", Kiev

(Picture Workshop participants: Sorokin A., Amaniyazova S. (Kazakhstan), Frosini, S. (Russia), Dusebekova L., Toyeva G. (Kazakhstan), Guterson A. (Germany), Yuvchik E., Turchin V., (Ukraine), Marlinghauz E. Shimor Y. (Switzerland))

The success story of STORZ MEDICAL AG started in 1988 with the development of a shock wave source with superb performance compared to conventional designs previously utilized in the field of lithotripsy. Electro hydraulic systems (spark gap/ellipsoid) and electro magnetic systems with flat coil and lens focusing were outperformed with respect to the most important parameters such as energy, energy flux density, peak pressure etc.

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