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Posted by Scott R on 1/30/00 at 00:00 (015298)

At the risk of getting on JohnW's bad side.....I received an interesting email this morning:


I would to thank you for the trememous job that you are doing in keeping up with all heel spur pain treatment.

It was this you that allowed me to find information about ESWT.

On Jan 26,2000 I became the first podiatrist in the Country to use a machine for heel pain called an Orbasone. It is FDA approved for Chronic heel pain spur pain , plantar fasciits , any insertional tendon pain. I have performed orthotripy on six patients. I would like to update you on my results as time past. I hope that this
treatment makes a big non-surgical dent in the heel pain.

Thanks

Dr. David Zuckerman
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Sure, by the way where are you from. I am from New Jersey. I practice in Woodbury, New Jersey. It is ten minutes from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Or 90 minutes from New York City.

Here's the letter. I had been on all major TV news networks in the New
Jersey-Philadelphia Area. this week. The response has been great. The
initial treatment results are promising. At this point I make sure that all patients are blocked correctly so that they don't feel any pain with the thirty minute treatment.
Again thanks,
David

Dear colleague,

I have introduced a revolutionary procedure called orthotripsy in my office. This is a non-invasive, non-surgical procedure that is done under a local anesthesia in an office setting. The avg. treatment time is about 30 minutes. This procedure is used for heel spur pain, heel spur syndrome, plantar fasciitis pain, and insertional tendonitis such as calcification of the Achilles tendon pain at the posterior aspect of the calcaneus.

This procedure uses shock waves to do one of three things,

1. Stimulates osteogeneisis
2. Decalcification of heel spur-calcification
3. Stops pain by effecting the neural gateway for pain


The literature and testing for this procedure shows a very promising future for this technology. The patient satisfaction rate was 90%.

The procedure has none of the common complications that you all have seen in heel spur surgery whether it is open, minimal, or the new EPF surgeries for heel spur, plantar fasciitis. Orthotripsy should replace all heel spur surgeries or could be the treatment before any surgical attempt is done if the results come anywhere near the European and Candian studies.

The typical patient has no severe post- surgical pain; there is no incision, casts or crutches. There is no biomechanical damage to the human foot that you see with plantar fasciotomy procedures. The patient usually will see the result within days

I am making the use of this machine open to any doctor that wants to use this technology at my office. I will set up a day much like the outpatient surgical centers do to meet your patient needs and of course your needs If you are interested in getting on board this revolutionary technology call my office and tell my staff that you received my letter about using the orthotripsy. Make sure you tell them that you are a doctor. If I am not available leave your office and home telephone number and I will get back to you as soon as I can.

I look forward to your participation and hope that podiatry benefits from orthotripsy.

Sincerely yours,

David Zuckerman DPM

PS: Look at these web sites for additional information
http://www.thefootspecialist.com
http://www.orthotripsy.com

David Zuckerman DPM
The Foot Specialist, P.C.
341 S. Evergreen Ave.
Woodbury, NJ 08096
(email removed)
Telephone: (856) 848-FEET (3338)
Fax: (856) 848-5122



Re: Ossatron Competitor--this is good news

VickiJ on 1/31/00 at 00:00 (015313)

Thanks for passing along the info Scott. I think it is very important that we know of all the choices available to us...especially when there are so many of us so desperate for 'a cure'. Diverse sources of information on a subject is always good.

Re: Ossatron Competitor

Nicole V.R. on 1/31/00 at 00:00 (015330)

I live in the Philadelphia area and saw the report of Orthotripsy on the local news. They didn't give much info., but patients seemed generally pleased and experienced no pain. The treatment costs $1,800 and is not covered by insurance, so I won't be going anytime soon! Dr. Zuckerman, I'd love to hear follow up reports from your patients 6 months and even a year after the treatment.

Re: Ossatron Competitor--this is good news

VickiJ on 1/31/00 at 00:00 (015313)

Thanks for passing along the info Scott. I think it is very important that we know of all the choices available to us...especially when there are so many of us so desperate for 'a cure'. Diverse sources of information on a subject is always good.

Re: Ossatron Competitor

Nicole V.R. on 1/31/00 at 00:00 (015330)

I live in the Philadelphia area and saw the report of Orthotripsy on the local news. They didn't give much info., but patients seemed generally pleased and experienced no pain. The treatment costs $1,800 and is not covered by insurance, so I won't be going anytime soon! Dr. Zuckerman, I'd love to hear follow up reports from your patients 6 months and even a year after the treatment.