Shock Wave Technology

  title={Shock Wave Technology},
  author={Friedrich Ueberle},
In 1980, the first patient with renal calculi was successfully treated with minimally invasive extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (ESWL). Since then the medical field of application of this form of energy has been extended. The most recent result of the medical and technical development of applications is extracorporeal shock wave application (ESWA, sometimes also ESWT) for the treatment of soft-tissue pain.