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ESWT in Diabetes

Posted by Dr.. Zuckerman on 2/24/01 at 10:52 (039794)

I had a patient come to my office. I had performed miminial incision heel spur surgery on his sister and his wife years ago.

He had the pain for a long time with all kinds of treatments.

Anyway the point is this.

He had good circulation . No nerve problem but there were slow healing ulcerations on his anterior legs. His Blood Glucose was within normal limits.

I performed ESWT on his heel spur and his progress has been excellent. This is a case where if there was no ESWT treatment available then the patient had no other option because surgery was't a good option at all.

So ESWT helped this pateint where there was no other option.