NEW: ESWT in Aesthetic Medicine, Burns & Dermatology

“ESWT in Aesthetic Medicine, Burns & Dermatology” by Prof. Karsten Knobloch is the latest volume in the successful “Shock Wave Therapy in Practice” series. It will be released by LEVEL10 in July 2018. The book offers an up-to-date overview of application areas of extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT) in reconstructive surgery, burn surgery and aesthetic surgery.

The studies and articles in this book have all been written by international shock wave experts and cover a wide range of topics, including the treatment of wounds and scars, accelerated wound healing in burn medicine, the positive impact of ESWT on diabetic foot syndrome, and the treatment of cellulite. Further chapters are devoted to lymphoedema.

The book’s editor Prof. Karsten Knobloch is a consultant for general, plastic and aesthetic surgery, hand surgery, sports medicine, and emergency medicine. He is the president of the German-speaking International Association for Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy (DIGEST).

“ESWT in Aesthetic Medicine, Burns and Dermatology” will be published in July 2018 and can be ordered now from

New practice handbook: “Shock Waves in Sports Medicine”

“Shock Waves in Sports Medicine” (Level10 publishing house) is already the 8th volume in the “Shock Wave Therapy in Practice” book series. Edited by Prof Heinz Lohrer and Dr Tanja Nauck, the publication shows the range of applications of extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT) in sports medicine and provides valuable insights.
All articles have been written by international shock wave experts, among them the current president of DIGEST (German-speaking International Association for Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy) Prof Karsten Knobloch and the former ISMST president Dr Maria Cristina d'Agostino. In addition to articles about the application of focused and radial ESWT, the handbook also includes a well-informed overview of the clinical application of sonography for tendon injuries. Numerous colour illustrations and the clear structure facilitate understanding.
“Shock Waves in Sports Medicine” will be published in March 2018 and can be ordered now from

NEW: Fascia treatment with Shock Waves

Fascia treatment with shock waves - This manual provides the necessary basic knowledge. Compact, clear and scientifically sound. Readers profit from the many years of experience of the authors -
all of them experts in the field of extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT).

The first part of the book provides readily understandable information on fasciae, their physiology and their importance in myofascial energy transfer. The following practical section concisely describes the relevant mechanisms of action and the application of shock wave treatment. First-class illustrations and selected examples of treatment provide an ideal basis for practice.

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“Pseudarthrosis: Treatment with Focused Shock Waves” is the first volume of the new LEVEL10 Essential Knowledge series. Competently written and geared to practical requirements, each book of the series focuses on a special topic and summarizes the most important information.

The treatment of pseudarthrosis is one of the most interesting application areas of extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT). More and more orthopaedists see an alternative to surgery in the method, as it can be performed on an out-patient basis and non-invasively. This also shortens the patient’s rehabilitation period. In his concise introduction, the well-respected shock wave therapy expert Dr Frank Bätje summarizes the most important information about the therapy of pseudarthrosis with focused shock waves. With plenty of treatment examples and photographs, the book is easy to understand and meets the needs of those who need quick and reliable answers. In addition, the author gives valuable hands-on practical advice for day-to-day work.

“Pseudarthrosis: Treatment with Focused Shock Waves” and can be
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Enthesiopathies II: Valuable know-how for shock wave users

In a comprehensive practical section, "Enthesiopathies II" informs orthopaedic specialists, physiotherapists and sports medicine specialists about indications and therapy recommendations for radial shock wave therapy (RSWT).

In addition, the book imparts important background knowledge: subjects such as the effect mechanism of shock waves, diagnostic sonography, the effects of mechanical influence on the muscle-tendon complex, as well as contraindications are
addressed. In a final special chapter, supplementary exercises for shock wave therapy are described in detail.

NEW: Shock Wave Therapy in Practice: Multidisciplinary Medical Applications

"Multidisciplinary Medical Applications": New book documents broad spectrum of treatment options of extracorporeal shock wave therapy.

From angina pectoris to wound healing: "Multidisciplinary Medical Applications" by Heinz Lohrer and Ludger Gerdesmeyer offers a current overview of indications and application areas of extracorporeal shock wave therapy (ESWT).

The book has been published by Level10 and was presented during the international SHOCK WAVE CONFERENCE in Berlin in early October.

Shock Wave Therapy in Practice: Sonography and ESWT

"Sonography and ESWT" the handbook for Orthopaedists, Physical Therapists and Sports Physicians is being published in May 2013. This manual enables users to inform themselves, rapidly and effectively, about the diagnostic options offered by ultrasound examination of the musculoskeletal system. A discussion, geared to clinical and practical realities, is provided of the cross-sectional planes presented with regard to the therapeutic application of shock wave therapy (ESWT and RSWT) in selected conditions affecting the musculoskeletal and nervous systems.

As reference book, it is available in German and English.
As DVD, it is available in German, English, French, Spanish and Italian.

Shock Wave Therapy in Practice: Urology

Technical progress in shock wave generation and lithotripter design has made treatment procedures easier and more convenient. However, results are strongly dependent on proper use of the technique.

This book introduces readers to the nature of shock waves and their essential features for medical use. Two renowned experts in the field of lithotripsy provide tips and tricks for best fragmentation results and practical guidance for clinical routine. The second part of the book deals with a relatively new field of shock wave application in urology: The stimulation effect of shock waves is efficiently used to treat various chronic pain diseases such as chronic pelvic pain syndrome. A potential neural working mechanism for chronic pain in general, and for pain relief by shock wave stimulation, completes this publication.

It is available in English.

Book 2

Shock Wave Therapy in Practice: Myofascial Syndroms & Triggerpoints

The series “Shock Wave Therapy in Practice” continues with this volume about the application of shock waves in muscles – a novel form of treatment. This work of reference offers orthopaedists, specialists in sports medicine and muscle therapists a practical guide on the treatment of trigger points and myofascial pain syndromes using extracorporeal shock waves. The book initially presents the physical principles of shock waves and also describes pathophysiological aspects, as well as the causes of muscular pain, before it goes on to cover the diagnostic and therapeutic possibilities of using radial and focused shock waves on muscles in a comprehensive and practical manner. The author, Dr. Markus Gleitz, specialist in orthopaedics, is an expert in the area of shock wave therapy, thanks to years of practical experience with different shock wave systems. The book contains recommendations for treatment of the most commonly affected muscles, with user photos and a number of examples from the field.

It is available in German and English.

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Shock Wave Therapy in Practice: Enthesiopathies

For orthopedists, sports physicians, and physiotherapists: the first practice handbook on shock wave therapy answers the most important questions.

The book is suited for both beginners and advanced users of shock wave therapy. It describes indications and treatment recommendations in accordance with official guidelines and also provides information about the history of shock wave therapy, physical and biological basics, and the mechanisms of action of shock waves. Numerous color illustrations, charts, and the clear structure of the handbook increase readability.

The author has been working with shock wave therapy for many years. In addition, several renowned experts in the field of shock wave therapy have contributed chapters to this publication.

As reference book, it is available in German and English.
As DVD, it is available in German, English, French, Spanish, Polish, Chinese, Korean.

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