The procedure was performed at the Institute of Sports Medicine in Toronto, Canada, by Dr Anthony Galea using the first OssaTron in North America. This device uses high-energy shock waves to disintegrate calcification.
The technical principle behind the OssaTron is the same as the device used for many years to break-up kidney stones and gall stones and the doctors have developed these new uses for this well-established technology.
I had previusly tried cortisone injections 5 times, 7 months of physiotherapy and was facing surgery as the only practical hope until I read about the OssaTron and decided to try this. The treatment lasted about 30 minutes and I had two injections of local anesthetic to help me deal with the discomfort. I left without assistance after the treatment and drove home to recover - one day of pain that was not severe enough to make me want drugs - followed by three days of bruises and now it is definitely mending for the first time in 3 years. The treatment was arranged for me by John Grant and his office # is 905-939-0667.