Michael Hannon, M.D.
Orthopedic Surgeon located in Beverly Hills, CA
Extracorporeal pulse activation technology (EPAT) is a safe, effective treatment for many musculoskeletal conditions. Michael Hannon, MD, at Hannon Orthopedics in Beverly Hills, California, is one of the few providers in the area to offer this FDA-approved therapy. EPAT delivers outstanding results and even helps you avoid surgery. To find out how extracorporeal pulse activation technology can help you with hip, shoulder, and knee pain, call Hannon Orthopedics today or book an appointment online.
Extracorporeal Pulse Activation Technology
What is extracorporeal pulse activation technology?
Extracorporeal pulse activation technology (EPAT) is an advanced, highly effective, non-invasive treatment that uses sound wave technology.
EPAT helps to stimulate your metabolism, improve blood circulation, and speed up healing. EPAT is FDA-approved and causes practically no side effects. It’s a valuable treatment for conditions like:
- Plantar fasciitis
- Patellar tendinitis
- Achilles tendinitis
- Calcific tendinitis in the shoulder
- Tennis elbow
- Hip tendinitis
The Hannon Orthopedics team finds EPAT treatments especially benefit patients with hip, knee, and shoulder pain.
Most patients need 3-4 EPAT treatment sessions each week, depending on their condition. Results vary between patients. You could experience immediate pain relief or find it takes as many as four weeks before you feel the effects. On average, patients start to benefit from EPAT treatment after three sessions.
What does EPAT treatment involve?
EPAT treatment sessions take 5-10 minutes, depending on the kind of tissue damage being treated. The Hannon Orthopedics team performs the procedure in their office for your convenience. You won’t need an anesthetic.
At the start of your EPAT treatment, your provider applies a special gel to your skin. They then pass a hand-held device in circular movements over the treatment site. The EPAT device releases pressure waves over the area that slowly increase in intensity until they reach the required level.
After your EPAT treatment, you can bear weight immediately and return to your regular activities within 24-48 hours.
Why should I consider EPAT treatment?
EPAT is worth considering if you have an acute injury or overuse condition, which are common problems in athletes. The treatment offers an effective alternative to surgery. It has proven to have the same or a higher degree of success.
What makes EPAT so successful is that in addition to the impressive results you can achieve, you don’t have the risk of complications or the prolonged recovery that is necessary after surgery.
Over 80% of patients who’ve undergone EPAT treatment report that they are free of pain or see a significant reduction in pain.
To find out more about EPAT and how it could benefit you, call Hannon Orthopedics today or book an appointment online.