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What is a fluroscope?

Posted by Barbara TX on 9/19/00 at 13:52 (028678)

I am wondering what a fluroscope is and how it is used in ESWT. Is it like an ultrasound? I assume you use it to find the insertion point of the pf into the heel? Thanks! B.

Re: What is a fluroscope?

Dr. Biehler on 9/19/00 at 14:06 (028679)

It is like a real time x-ray. You can see the bones and you can move the unit around to see what you want. Depending on how you adjust it you can see soft tissue as well.

Re: What is a fluroscope?

Dr. Zuckerman on 9/19/00 at 18:09 (028701)

I use it for miminial incision heel spur removal and for directing the ESWT into the heel spur insertion of the plantar fascia.

Re: What is a fluroscope?

Pauline on 9/20/00 at 08:45 (028728)

In the old days it was often found in shoe stores and they would use it when fitting childrens shoes to see if they fit correctly. Funny back then we never worried about xray.

Re: What is a fluroscope?

Dr. Zuckerman on 9/20/00 at 09:37 (028738)

Back then they were very high dosage. The new ones today are alot different however radiation protection is still always important.

Re: What is a fluroscope?

Dr. Biehler on 9/19/00 at 14:06 (028679)

It is like a real time x-ray. You can see the bones and you can move the unit around to see what you want. Depending on how you adjust it you can see soft tissue as well.

Re: What is a fluroscope?

Dr. Zuckerman on 9/19/00 at 18:09 (028701)

I use it for miminial incision heel spur removal and for directing the ESWT into the heel spur insertion of the plantar fascia.

Re: What is a fluroscope?

Pauline on 9/20/00 at 08:45 (028728)

In the old days it was often found in shoe stores and they would use it when fitting childrens shoes to see if they fit correctly. Funny back then we never worried about xray.

Re: What is a fluroscope?

Dr. Zuckerman on 9/20/00 at 09:37 (028738)

Back then they were very high dosage. The new ones today are alot different however radiation protection is still always important.