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Sonorex vs. Ossatron

Posted by Jonathan on 4/14/00 at 00:00 (018725)

One more question David. What is the difference between Ossatron and Sonorex?

Thanks again,

Jonathan
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Re: Sonorex vs. Ossatron

David L on 4/17/00 at 00:00 (018826)

Jonathan,
Thank you for your continued interest. The SIEMENS Sonocur, which Sonorex uses exclusively, and the Ossatron both deliver finely tuned acoustic shock waves for the relief of well-localized pain. They are both extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT) devices. The difference between the two is the amount of energy that the two devices deliver, with the Sonocur delivering a considerably lower amount of energy. With lower energy, there is no requirement for anesthesia, or any type of imaging device such as ultrasound or fluoroscopy. After much investigation of both types of devices, we chose the Siemens product for a number of reasons related to the above.
-Low energy allows for 'clinical focusing' of the shock wave. Patients direct the operator to the point of maximum tenderness, which is often away from the area viewed on the image. An example of this would be that with a heel spur, the pain is generally medial to the spur. Success rates of lower energy in healing over higher energy are detailed in a study published by Rompe et al. in the British Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, May 1998.
-Costs to the patient are considerably less as many factors such as the requirement for imaging and an anesthesiologist are not required with the Siemens product.
-No anesthesia means a completely non-invasive treatment

Because Sonocur is lower energy, we do not treat 'non-union' fractures, which the Ossatron may treat.
I hope this information helps.
Sincerely,
David Lowy
Vice President, Canada
Sonorex Therapy Centers Toll Free 1 877 766-6287 http://www.sonorex.com
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Re: Sonorex vs. Ossatron

David L on 4/17/00 at 00:00 (018826)

Jonathan,
Thank you for your continued interest. The SIEMENS Sonocur, which Sonorex uses exclusively, and the Ossatron both deliver finely tuned acoustic shock waves for the relief of well-localized pain. They are both extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT) devices. The difference between the two is the amount of energy that the two devices deliver, with the Sonocur delivering a considerably lower amount of energy. With lower energy, there is no requirement for anesthesia, or any type of imaging device such as ultrasound or fluoroscopy. After much investigation of both types of devices, we chose the Siemens product for a number of reasons related to the above.
-Low energy allows for 'clinical focusing' of the shock wave. Patients direct the operator to the point of maximum tenderness, which is often away from the area viewed on the image. An example of this would be that with a heel spur, the pain is generally medial to the spur. Success rates of lower energy in healing over higher energy are detailed in a study published by Rompe et al. in the British Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, May 1998.
-Costs to the patient are considerably less as many factors such as the requirement for imaging and an anesthesiologist are not required with the Siemens product.
-No anesthesia means a completely non-invasive treatment

Because Sonocur is lower energy, we do not treat 'non-union' fractures, which the Ossatron may treat.
I hope this information helps.
Sincerely,
David Lowy
Vice President, Canada
Sonorex Therapy Centers Toll Free 1 877 766-6287 http://www.sonorex.com
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