PulseVet Shock Wave System

Modern and user-friendly.

Small, fast, powerful, and proven effective

Shock wave technology is a noninvasive, high-energy sound wave treatment commonly used in human and veterinary medicine. It helps the body in relieving pain, speeding healing, and improving the quality of healing.

PulseVet’s Shock Wave systems have been proven effective for treating such conditions as:

  • Tendon and ligament injuries
  • Bone fractures (stress fractures/splints)
  • OA/Joint inflammation and pain
  • Foot Injuries
  • Wounds/Lick Granulomas
  • Back pain/kissing spines
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome (LS disease)

Shock Wave therapy is proven effective

More than a decade of research and clinical success

PulseVet’s Shock Wave device utilizes a electrohydraulic source to create the most effective shock waves for medical purposes. The gold standard in shock wave, it can treat a large focal area, best for orthopedic conditions in animals.

What to expect from PulseVet Shock Wave therapy

The high-energy sound waves stimulate cells and release healing growth factors in the body that reduce inflammation and swelling, increase blood flow, help bones form and heal, and enhance wound healing.

An average treatment is relatively fast and easy, typically less than five minutes. Only 1-3 treatments are needed for optimal results. Sessions are spaced 2-3 weeks apart and no sedation is necessary!

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“Focused, extracorporeal shock wave treatments effectively reduce pain and accelerate healing. I have seen shock wave cut healing time in half in a majority of cases.”

Dr. Tracy Turner, DVM, MS, DACVS

Turner Equine Sports Medicine and Surgery

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes. PulseVet can be used on its own, as an alternative to surgery, or with other modalities. 
Yes, there are a variety of technologies available, and the key differences directly correlate to safety and efficacy. More importantly, there are three different ways of producing shock wave for medical use: electrohydraulic, electromagnetic, and piezoelectric. In addition, there is a radial pressure wave technology which is often falsely referred to as a shock wave technology. Only the electrohydraulic technology, as used by PulseVet, creates a primary, focused shock wave. This leads to much larger volumes of tissue being treated per shock and is demonstrably superior.
The technology has been documented in extensive human and animal research and validated in thousands of clinical studies. It is the only device that provides true focused energy and true shock waves at all energy settings, which is critical to ensuring results. The versatility of the device and different penetration depths make it optimal for various indications.
Yes. Shock wave, or high-energy sound wave therapy, is vastly different from laser therapy:
Shock wave uses SOUND, whereas laser uses LIGHT energy. Shock wave is FDA-approved and backed by more than 10 years of veterinary and human medicine research.
Shock wave creates a higher-energy output and penetrates deeper than a laser can. Lasers are most beneficial for superficial indications that require a few millimeters in depth.
1-3 treatments provide long-lasting healing with shock wave, whereas lasers require 10-15 treatments for any given injury, and the healing has not been studied or proven to last long-term.
There is no risk of burns with sound energy like with laser therapy, and no protective glasses are needed. In fact, no adverse effects have been reported with shock wave.
PulseVet has been proven effective and is considered the gold standard of treatment for a variety of musculoskeletal and orthopedic conditions including:
Tendon, ligament, and muscle injuries
Osteoarthritis/Degenerative Joint Disease
Foot/heel pain
Bone healing/fractures (splints, stress fractures, buck shins)
Back and neck pain (kissing spines, lumbosacral pain, arthritis)
Wound healing
An average treatment is fast and easy, typically less than 5 minutes total. With our new X-Trode handpiece, we can cover a much larger volume of tissue with a significantly reduced peak energy, which leads to a much more comfortable treatment. This means pets do not need sedation for treatment. The veterinarian can shave/clip the area if the pet has long hair so that sound waves are not interrupted. From there, the vet will select the number of pulses for a specific area, apply the trode, and deliver the pulses.
It takes time for the biological responses in the body to take effect and begin healing. Animals should not take part in any strenuous or high-impact activity during this period, even if they appear to be feeling better. The healing is not complete, so give the animal time to rest. Many times, 1 treatment is sufficient for long-term healing. However, vets may recommend a second or third treatment a few weeks apart, depending on the indication. 

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