USF1 – Cryosonic

USF1 is an physiotherapy device that uses cold ultrasounds. Cryo-ultrasound therapy is a new highly effective therapy for the treatment of inflammatory and painful states. The anti-inflammatory action of the ultrasound therapy is combined with the analgesic, anti-inflammatory and anti-pain action of cryotherapy.

Electromedical device that combines the benefits of ultrasound therapy with cold therapy

The therapy with cold ultrasound (also called cryoultrasound therapy) is a new therapy, of great effectiveness for the treatment of any kind of inflammation and pain. Together with the anti inflammatory action of ultrasound, in fact, it is combined with the analgesic, anti-edema and anti-pain action of cryotherapy (cold therapy).

The Fisiocomputer USF1 is a physical therapy device designed to deliver ultrasound combined with cryotherapy, combining in this way both the intrinsic advantage of directly applied cold to the tissues and that of the much greater tolerability of ultrasounds at low temperatures (therefore with the possibility of greater doses and consequent durations of the treatments much inferior). There is a floor unit (with four articulated wheels, two of them with brakes) on which the raised control console is mounted so as to leave the upper support surface free. On the left is fixed the support-base of the articulated arm (with three joints), which supports the Ultrasound treatment head. All connections to the head itself are contained in a flexible tube (of a special type for robotic applications) that protrudes from the body of the device immediately to the left of the support for the control console. Above the base frame, a shelf with folded up edges acts as a tray and / or shelf, and also contains, on the opposite side to the console of control, a sturdy bridge handle to facilitate the operations of movement / positioning of the apparatus. The power cord socket must be inserted into the IEC plug located on the rear panel (bottom). Next to the mains plug there are both the ignition light switch and the two mains fuse holders. In addition to the (detachable) mains cable and the treatment head cable (not detachable and contained in the aforementioned flexible sheath) there are not other cables and / or other connections (fixed or removable).

How does the Cryoultrasound therapy work?

The anti-inflammatory, pain-relieving and anti-edema action is expressed due to various factors: the mechanical factor, represented by the “set in vibration” by ultrasounds of the treated tissue cells, thus determining a sort of “micro-massage” in depth; the thermal factor: the rise in temperature caused by ultrasound promotes vascularization and elimination of the molecules responsible for inflammation (toxic metabolites).However, the temperature increase occurs only at the surface level, subtracting the blood to the muscles and thereby obtaining hemostasis, (i.e stop of the leakage of blood), very useful after trauma; on the other hand, the action of cold, (which first causes vasoconstriction immediate, but then vasodilation by “vase paralysis), is essentially represented by an analgesic and relaxant effect; the chemical factor: ultrasounds accelerate the demolition of toxic metabolites responsible for inflammation; also, applying an ultrasound anti inflammatory ointment, ultrasounds facilitate its penetration in the tissues, (thus increasing its effectiveness), with a technique called sonophoresis. The ultrasounds emission from the head may be continuous or intermittent; similarly, the operator may use the handpiece in a circular motion or simply holding it. The Fisiocomputer USF1 is a medical device for physical therapy designed to match the delivery of ultrasound therapy at 1 MHz and cryotherapy (up to -9,9°C). The synergy of the two therapeutic techniques eliminates the contraindication of the ultrasound in acute and sub-acute traumas and in acute and sub-acute inflammatory states. The head of the cooled ultrasound, placed in correspondence of the lesion to be treated, causes an initial dermal vasoconstriction followed by a strong vasodilation, while in depth a circulatory decrease (hemostasis process) occurs. The decrease in temperature in the deep tissue also creates an increase in the density of the fabric itself, with an increase in the mechanical effect of ultrasound and with a completely canceled thermal effect. In the lesions and inflammation of the musculoskeletal system of the musculoskeletal system, the healing process is accelerated, with a faster recovery of the movement due to the rupture of the pain-inactivity spasm cycle. Therefore this technique is particularly indicated in sports rehabilitation, where the rapid recovery of an injured athlete is made possible because the USF1 allows to treat immediately both a recent trauma and an acute and subacute inflammatory state.