- Damaged tissue is treated directly. EPTE® is applied directly to the damaged and/or degenerated tissue
- Healthy tissue is not affected. EPTE® only destroys the degenerated tissue – without affecting the surrounding healthy tissue. EPTE stimulates the inflammatory response that is needed for the regeneration of healthy tissue to take place
- Superior success rate. Clinical studies and growing experience show that Percutaneous Electrolysis Therapy is fast and effective in a significant majority of tendinopathies.
- Better than other modalities of treatment. The EPTE® technique is being shown to be very effective compared to other conventional forms of physiotherapy (ultrasound, laser, shock waves) or medical treatment (drugs, injections or surgery).
- Minimal pain involved. Other than insertion of the acupuncture needle, there is no pain for the patient.
- EPTE® is a local treatment at the site of the injury. It is applied directly to the degenerated and/or altered tissue.
- EPTE® sets in motion a process of self-repair to the damaged tissue, without affecting healthy tissue.
- Recovery is immediate.
- EPTE® has a high success rate compared to other conventional modalities of treatment (ultrasound, laser, shock wave etc) and other types of treatment (drugs, injections, surgery).
- Relapse frequency is low.
- In most cases, treatment does not require an extended break from the sport or activity that caused the injury. EPTE® treatment is generally compatible with light workouts and low intensity exercise.
The EPTE® treatment
EPTE®’s intensity modulator (μA/cm2) produces an electrical stimulus that causes the destruction of the degenerated soft tissue and induces an inflammatory response. This reaction allows phagocytosis to take place without affecting healthy tissue. In other words, treatment with EPTE® destroys damaged tissue without affecting the surrounding healthy tissue – because the degenerated tissue has a lower resistance to the flow of electrical current and is therefore more easily destroyed.
The biological effect of the application of electrical current to the damaged tissue is that an inflammatory reaction takes place. This reaction is necessary to reactivate the process of tissue regeneration, through the process of neoangiogenesis (formation of new blood vessels). This is required for the recovery of the tendon tissue. Average EPTE® treatment will consist of a series of sessions, or EPTE® applications, spaced weeks apart, and each lasting less than 2 minutes.
- Supraspinatus tendon.
- Patellar tendon.
- Achilles tendon.
- Plantar fascia.
- Fibre breakage.
EPTE treatment is a great way to speed to the recovery of tendon and muscle injuries, whether the injuries are incurred in the professional sporting arena or everyday life.
EPTE® is most effective when combined with eccentric exercise.
- Cancer / oncological treatment
- Skin conditions
- Neurosensory disorders
EPTE® equipment – purchase and warranty
How to use the EPTE® device
If you don’t plan to use the device for a period of several months, or if the batteries are more than twelve months old, we recommend removing the batteries or replacing them. This prevents spilling of the battery electrolyte, which is corrosive and may damage the EPTE® device.