Orthopace and Dermpace
The OrthoPACE device is effective in addressing a variety of medical conditions, including bone conditions. Shock waves have been shown to stimulate osteogenesis and treat painful bone damage adjacent to soft tissue. Some of the treatable medical conditions include:
- Achilles tendonitis (achillodynia)
- acute, delayed-union or non-union extremity fracture
- calcified shoulder (tendinosis calcarea)
- fasciitis plantaris (including a heel spur)
- hip bursitis (bursitis trochanterica calcarea)
- jumper’s knee (patellar tip syndrome or patellar tendonitis)
- shoulder tendinosis (both with or without calcification)
- tennis or golfers elbow (epicondylitis)
The dermaPACE Breakthrough
The dermaPACE is a new medical device. It is FDA approved (U.S. Food and Drug Administration) for treating diabetic foot ulcers. It uses sonic shock waves to stimulate healing in a variety of different types of wounds. Additionally, the dermaPACE device is approved by many international regulators to treat chronic and acute conditions of the skin and subcutaneous soft tissues (the tissue under the skin).
The body’s physiological responses to the application of shock wave treatment has been researched for over 3 decades. It’s safety and efficacy has been well documented over those 30 years. However, several of the most clinically relevant developments regarding tissue regeneration have only recently come to light. Peer-reviewed, scientific studies and the extensiveness of literature examining medical shock wave therapy is thoroughly documented. The results (both individually and collectively) paint a strong picture of the potential benefits that PACE based treatments can offer those suffering from painful wounds. While more research can undoubtedly better our understanding of the possible advantages, there already exists a vast body of compelling evidence.
How do PACE Treatments Work?
Blood Perfusion and Vessel Vasodilation
Blood flow is essential for wound healing. The better the blood flow, the more quickly and completely a wound will heal. In fact, one of the body’s natural responses to an injury (once the bleeding has stopped) is to increase blood flow to the area. Enhanced blood flow, increases the amount of beneficial proteins, antibodies, oxygen, glucose, lipids, and other nutrients that the injured area receives.
PACE treatment’s primary benefits come from an increase in blood perfusion (flow) to the area. Added blood will encourage healing while a lack of blood flow (ischemia) inhibits it. This new medical device allows the PACE shock waves to permeate the microcirculatory system in the area, providing immediate changes to nearby blood flow. Blood perfusion in the treated area will strengthen in as little as 2 to 8 hours after treatment. The main mechanism that benefits the flow of blood is vasodilation of pre-existing blood vessels. Vasodilation in a blood vessel increases diameter; allowing more blood to flow. The body’s natural response to trauma and PACE treatment can facilitate the reaction.