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Posted by Scott R on 7/29/00 at 08:59 (024219)

Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx has begun clinical trials for the treatment of heel spurs, tennis and golf elbow using shock waves. The treatments, which are part of a FDA approved clinical study, are at no charge for patients suffering from such diseases.

MTS Medical Technologies & Services GmbH
Manufacturer of OrthoWave

Press Release

Shock Wave Therapy now at Montefiore Medical Center

Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx has begun clinical trials for the treatment of heel spurs, tennis and golf elbow using shock waves. The treatments, which are part of a FDA approved clinical study, are at no charge for patients suffering from such diseases.

Montefiore Medical Center, in conjunction with the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, is conducting clinical trials in the use of Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy (ESWT). It is a non invasive treatment using the acoustic shock waves, which were introduced more than 10 years ago for the treatment of kidney and gall stones. Shock Wave Therapy can help patients avoid surgery. Since it was first introduced in Germany 7 years ago, more than 100,000 patients with orthopedic indications have been treated around the world.

'Based on the reputation of Montefiore and the principal investigator, Dr. Randall V. Ehrlich, we are fortunate to conduct these FDA clinical trials at one of the most prestigious institutions in the U.S., says Nikolaus Hopfenzitz, President of MTS America, Inc., the sponsor of the study and U.S. subsidiary of the German manufacturer.

'Much clinical work and scientific papers on ESWT have come from Germany. Success rates for ESWT are good to excellent; however, it must be stated that ESWT is still in a developmental stage and research is on going. As noted in scientific papers, ESWT is a legitimate and useful non-invasive therapy for people suffering from chronic pain and an alternative to surgery.' Dr. Ehrlich stated.

Patients who would like to participate in the study are invited to contact Dr. Randall V. Ehrlich, at the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Montefiore at 718-920-4960. It should be noted that in accordance with FDA guidelines, there are a limited number of patients which can be enrolled in the study.

Nikolaus Hopfenzitz Tel.: 0049 7531 690 614
International Marketing Fax: 0049 7531 690 615

MTS Medical Technologies
& Services GmbH
High Quality Shock Wave Systems

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Re: corrected links

Scott R on 7/29/00 at 09:09 (024220)

http://www.OrthoWave.com , http://www.HipoWave.com

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Re: OrthoWave Available in New York for FREE

Scott on 7/30/00 at 20:09 (024312)

I will be calling Dr. Ehrlich this week to see if he will except me into his study, Do you know what the qualifications are? and what kind of work up do you need to have before you are excepted in a study like this. It seems that at every turn I've just missed the boat on making it into the trials. I live in the mid- Michigan area and I'm not sure if that in itself is a problem getting into a trial in another state. Thanks for all your help, Kathy
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Re: OrthoWave Available in New York for FREE , wrong name on last post....sorry

Kathy on 7/30/00 at 20:11 (024313)

Sorry Scott I put the wrong name on my post, Kathy
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Re: corrected links

Scott R on 7/29/00 at 09:09 (024220)

http://www.OrthoWave.com , http://www.HipoWave.com

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Re: OrthoWave Available in New York for FREE

Scott on 7/30/00 at 20:09 (024312)

I will be calling Dr. Ehrlich this week to see if he will except me into his study, Do you know what the qualifications are? and what kind of work up do you need to have before you are excepted in a study like this. It seems that at every turn I've just missed the boat on making it into the trials. I live in the mid- Michigan area and I'm not sure if that in itself is a problem getting into a trial in another state. Thanks for all your help, Kathy
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Re: OrthoWave Available in New York for FREE , wrong name on last post....sorry

Kathy on 7/30/00 at 20:11 (024313)

Sorry Scott I put the wrong name on my post, Kathy
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