About Queensland Lithotripsy Services(QLS)
Queensland Lithotripsy Services clinic uses the ONLY dedicated, ultrasound guided machine in Queensland.
Your treatment is not done in conjunction with any other treatment, it is a dedicated lithotripsy treatment.
We are the ONLY dedicated clinic in QLD offering
shockwave lithotripsy under ultrasound guidance.
This ensures that you get a very accurately focused treatment as we can visualise exactly where and how deep to treat. QLS has recently purchased a new State of the Art Shockwave system designed to compliment the work we already do well here at QLS.
It will allow us to treat additional areas such as carpal tunnel syndrome, shin splints, lymphoedema and Erectile Dysfunction & Peyronies disease.
QLS is based at Brisbane Private Hospital – Wickham Terrace- in Spring Hill, Brisbane.
Brisbane Private Hospital (formerly Holy Spirit Hospital) has been a major lithotripsy centre since 1990.
Our Brisbane based orthopaedic lithotripsy Clinic was set up in 2000 and as such has been running now for over 18 years, with regular referrals from specialists, GPs, Physiotherapists and Podiatrists.
Your treatment is not done in conjunction with any other treatment. It is a dedicated lithotripsy treatment.
We have treated over 5000 patients with varying conditions. For a large proportion of these patients they have already tried many other options prior to coming for treatment at QLS, such as anti-inflammatories, cortisone injections, orthotics, strapping, stretches etc to no avail.
These patients regularly achieve very successful outcomes with FOCUSED shockwave lithotripsy.
Our friendly staff can assist you in scheduling an appointment. For certain conditions a referral may be required. When you speak to our Health professional they will be able to determine whether this is required.
At QLS our focus is your health – we want to see your quality of life returned to you as these painful conditions can be very depressing and debilitating.
We have 3 different Shockwave systems to tailor your treatment. Many tendons sit at different depths. Using ULTRASOUND guidance for visualisation allows us to calculate that exact depth and use the optimum piece of equipment for your treatment.
We use FOCUSED and RADIAL shockwave systems. For most tendon applications FOCUSED is the preferred method and is very accurate in its delivery.
For other conditions RADIAL may be more suitable eg. Lymphoedema, carpal tunnel syndrome.