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questions concerning Sonorex effectiveness on wrist tissues

Posted by Jonathan on 4/14/00 at 00:00 (018724)

Dear David,

I recieved your package of medical studies in the mail. Thanx. However, I could not find any studies concerning the effectiveness of the Sonorex treatment on the wrist. My tendinitis is on my wrist and the site is very localised. I was wondering if I could expect the 75 to 90% success rate enjoyed for more commonly marketed ailments such as heel spurs, tennis elbow, etc. I also am a little concerned that Sonorex is being marketed as a 'cure all' for all musclo-sckeletal ailments, (ie. broken bones, all RSI sites, etc).

Please prove me wrong because I am still very interested in the treatment!

Jonathan
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Re: questions concerning Sonorex effectiveness on wrist tissues

Lowell Weil, Jr. DPM on 4/14/00 at 00:00 (018727)

I have read about ESWT benefits in the upper extremity, but have no personal knowledge.

I have a good friend who is an orthopedic upper extremity specialist who is going to be participating in Dornier's clinical study.

His name is Jeff Visotsky. He practices in Des Plaines, IL with the Center for Orthopedic Diseases as part of Illinois Bone and Joint.
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Re: questions concerning Sonorex effectiveness on wrist tissues

David L on 4/17/00 at 00:00 (018823)

Jonathan,
ESWT is neither a 'cure all' nor a 'miracle cure'. It can be,
however, a very useful treatment for those who have near bone pain or
tendinopathies which have not responded to other treatments. It it
essential that patients meet the proper selection criteria. Specifically, one must have pain localized to a relatively small area which can be idenitified by palpation or finger pressure over the painful site. An imaging study of the site to be treated should rule out other unusual pathology. Although each patient is different, our experience with tendinopathies of the wrist has been good. We are not aware of any good double blind prospective studies of ESWT of wrist tendinopathies. As more experience is gained around the world with this technology, we hope that specific articles will appear about this indication. You should be aware that even though Sonorex ESWT treatment is usually successful, up to 25% of patients may not respond.
Sincerely,
David Lowy
Vice President, Canada
Sonorex Therapy Centers
Toll Free: 1 877 766-6287 http://www.sonorex.com

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Re: questions concerning Sonorex effectiveness on wrist tissues

Lowell Weil, Jr. DPM on 4/14/00 at 00:00 (018727)

I have read about ESWT benefits in the upper extremity, but have no personal knowledge.

I have a good friend who is an orthopedic upper extremity specialist who is going to be participating in Dornier's clinical study.

His name is Jeff Visotsky. He practices in Des Plaines, IL with the Center for Orthopedic Diseases as part of Illinois Bone and Joint.
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Re: questions concerning Sonorex effectiveness on wrist tissues

David L on 4/17/00 at 00:00 (018823)

Jonathan,
ESWT is neither a 'cure all' nor a 'miracle cure'. It can be,
however, a very useful treatment for those who have near bone pain or
tendinopathies which have not responded to other treatments. It it
essential that patients meet the proper selection criteria. Specifically, one must have pain localized to a relatively small area which can be idenitified by palpation or finger pressure over the painful site. An imaging study of the site to be treated should rule out other unusual pathology. Although each patient is different, our experience with tendinopathies of the wrist has been good. We are not aware of any good double blind prospective studies of ESWT of wrist tendinopathies. As more experience is gained around the world with this technology, we hope that specific articles will appear about this indication. You should be aware that even though Sonorex ESWT treatment is usually successful, up to 25% of patients may not respond.
Sincerely,
David Lowy
Vice President, Canada
Sonorex Therapy Centers
Toll Free: 1 877 766-6287 http://www.sonorex.com

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