This is a noninvasive technology to treat injured soft tissue. The development originated from lithotripsy which is used to break up kidney stones from outside the body. Studies revealed that similar types of energies pasted into injured soft tissues, such as tendons, triggered tissue repair. Initial FDA approval has been for treatment of chronic planter fasciitis (heel pain) and tennis elbow, but it is now used throughout the world for many types of tendon injuries.
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