OSSATRONPosted by Dr.Simon Parsons on 6/26/99 at 00:00 (008185)
I am a physician and have suffered severe PF for 2 yrs after a bad ankle injury. I have just had extracorporeal shock wave therapy with the Ossatron. I am impressed with the studies and ongoing FDA trials results and would suggest anyone contemplating surgery or booked for surgery to cancel it and contact Dr.Galea at the Institue of Sports Medicine, Etobicoke, Ontario, Canada PH: (416) 620 6861. His is the only machine freely available for use in North America, at present, and his 'cure' rate currently runs at 85%. Cost CA$1000 + airfares/accomodation. I only got treated yesterday but already feel much better. I'll keep you all posted as to my progress.
I repeat, do not let anyone operate on you. I believe ESWT will become the gold standard in treatment for PF.