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Apparatus and method for the treatment of tissue, such as hard and soft tissues, wounds, tumors, muscles, and cartilage, through the direct contact of ultrasound energy is disclosed. Ultrasound energy is delivered to a target area through direct contact with an ultrasound tip. Ultrasound energy is also delivered through direct contact with a coupling medium. The ultrasound tip is specially designed to comprise of a cavity area for controlled fragmentation and the simultaneous sonication of a target area. The specially designed ultrasound tip allows for ultrasound energy to focus on a target area. The ultrasound apparatus may be moved in a variety of different directions during the treatment of tissue.

Title
Apparatus and method for the treatment of tissue with ultrasound energy by direct contact
Application Number
11/449220
Publication Number
7431704 (B2)
Application Date
June 7, 2006
Publication Date
October 7, 2008
Inventor
Eilaz Babaev
Minnetonka
MN, US
Assignee
Bacoustics
MN, US
IPC
B05B 1/08
A61H 1/00
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