There are relatively few reasons why an individual might not qualify for
a Sonocur® treatment but the following will disqualify a potential patient
Listed below are contraindications for treatment including information on contraindicated prescriptions and a review of the importance of localized, palpable pain. Please take a moment to review this important information.
Prescriptions and Allergies
Poorly localized or non palpable area of pain.
recent X-ray, CT
scan or MRI of the area
A bleeding disorder
such as hemophilia or an acquired bleeding disorder
or other disorder with platelet count less than 50,000
An open wound
over the site to be treated
fever, or other evidence of infection or acute inflammation at the
site to be treated
patient or one who cannot follow directions (Alzheimer's disease,
senile dementia, organic brain syndrome, etc.)
take their regular medications during their series of treatments.
Patients on Coumadin
(Wafarin) or other anti-coagulants should not be treated.
Patients may continue
taking aspirin or other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agents
during their series of treatment.
is not a contraindication to therapy.
ImportantIt cannot be
overstated how important this selection criteria is. Patients with
diffuse, non-localized pain should not be treated. If a patient is
referred with a non-localized pain, he or she should be returned to the
referring physician with the appropriate "Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy Exclusion Form".
In addition to imaging studies, all patients selected
for Sonocur® therapy should have palpable, localized, areas of pain.
If these criteria are not met, the treatment should not be done. Although
the best results of treatment are in patients with a single, palpable
painful site, up to three areas of localized pain at a single site may be
treated at one treatment session (e.g. shoulder).
The Sonocur® Orthopedic Extracorporeal Shockwave system is available in Canada and other countries where regulatory approval has been obtained. The Sonocur® Basic is FDA approved in the United States for the treatment of chronic lateral epicondylitis (tennis elbow).
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