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Heel spur behind achilles tendon

Posted by Vernon B on 9/27/00 at 11:02 (029247)

would having a 2nd orbasone treatment be detrimental or make things worse if I elect to have surgery afterward
Thank you

Re: Heel spur behind achilles tendon

Dr. Zuckerman on 9/27/00 at 12:24 (029255)

With ESWT you can have surgery if the procedure fails to help you. This has been proven in the long term and in the literature. I have done heel spur surgery after failed ESWT treatment. I have done ESWT treatment on failed heel spur surgery and failed achilles tendon surgery without any probems. In fact I have resolved pain from both type of surgery with ESWT.

Re: Heel spur behind achilles tendon

Dr. Zuckerman on 9/27/00 at 12:24 (029255)

With ESWT you can have surgery if the procedure fails to help you. This has been proven in the long term and in the literature. I have done heel spur surgery after failed ESWT treatment. I have done ESWT treatment on failed heel spur surgery and failed achilles tendon surgery without any probems. In fact I have resolved pain from both type of surgery with ESWT.