THORK Shock Wave is a micro controlled equipment of therapy using extracorporeal shock wave (ESWT – Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy). The mechanical energy cavitation produced by Thork Shock wave is transferred to the patient through a radial shock wave applicator.
It presents maximum energy of 200mJ, and the Shock wave emission mode can be single or sequential, with adjustment of frequency up to 22Hz and the number of shots can be previously adjusted until 9999 or free mode (Free).
The equipment is accompanied by 3 projectiles, one in the applicator and two spare. Each projectile presents a durability of 3 million shots. After 9 million, that is, after the use of the 3 projectiles, it is necessary to send the applicator for overhaul and maintenance.
Thork Shock wave can be used with tips of different sizes and materials for several therapeutic applications. It presents an ergonomic applicator, exclusive design, touchscreen and an informative tutorial. It is an effective equipment, safe, precise and easy-to-use.
The equipment must be used only under prescription and supervision of a licensed professional.
|Widht||11.8 in (30cm)|
|Depth||12.2 in (31cm)|
|Height||6.6 in (17cm)|
Thork Shock Wave® has an electromagnetic generator, it means, inside the applicator there are coils that when excited by the electric current generate a magnetic field, which causes the quick movement of the projectile inside the applicator generating impact on the tip and propagating mechanical energy in the place of treatment. This energy wave produces two effects, the first being mechanical impact on tissues and the second cavitation, which is the formation of gaseous microbubbles in biological liquids. Thork Shock Wave® has a radial applicator that promotes spreading energy by a diffuse way.
These energy waves are converted to shots and for each therapeutic objective there are a number of shots to be programmed in the equipment, in unaesthetic changes there is no specific number, and most scientific articles mention from 1,000 to 5,000,000 shots depending on the treatment area using the applicator in slow moving.
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Shock wave therapy promotes the following physiological effects:
01. Mechanotransduction of signal
Is the process by which the mechanoreceptor and parenchymal cells convert the mechanical stimuli (shock waves) into a chemical response, activating the fibroblasts and increasing the density of the collagen and elastin fibers, due to the production of neocollagen and neoelastin.
02. Remodeling of the collagen
The mechanical stress tractions the collagen fibers, stimulating the remodeling of collagen, stimulating remodeling of the collagen and elastin fibers and of the fibroblasts. The traction of the collagen fibers in the skin incites the rearrangement by the movement of the applicator, and improves the malleability of the collagen.
03. Microcirculation stimulation
The increase of circulation reduces the concentration of vasoneuroactive substances such as bradykinin, prostaglandins, serotonin and histamine, which also decreases the excitation of the nociceptors and of pain. It also increases the active transport of oxygen and nutrients to the tissue.
04. Release of nitric oxide
Nitric oxide is an important vasodilator, formed in the neurons of the posterior spinal dorsal horn, which promotes an inhibitory effect in the afferent nerve pathways of pain, causing pain modulation and vasodilation for the increase of blood flow.
05. Elimination of toxins and increase of lymphatic flow
Activation of the lymphatic system, which accelerates the transport of metabolites of the extracellular matrix and causes the lymphatic drainage to reduce the edema and promote the fast regeneration of the tissues.
These chemical substances assist in the release of angiogenic factors and neovascularization, which improves local blood circulation, promoting healing.