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EPWT? Dr Z?

Posted by john a on 8/13/01 at 09:45 (056552)

I was looking at Dr Z's site - http://thefootspecialist.com/epwt.html - and noticed EPWT all over the place instead of ESWT. That's not a deliberate (mis)spelling, is it?

Re: EPWT? Dr Z?

Dr. Zuckerman on 8/13/01 at 13:50 (056579)

It is a term that I have picked to better describe ESWT. The word pressure wave is a term used instead of shockwave. Shockwaves that are used in ESWT is more like a pressure wave. Shockwaves are destructive and pressure waves aren't . ESWT is a term that was taken from the renal kidney stone treatments. So for all practical purposes ESWT and EPWT are the same.

Re: EPWT? Dr Z?

john a on 8/13/01 at 15:17 (056599)

Then I think you should mention somewhere on that page just what EPWT is (the word 'pressure' is never used). Perhaps along the lines of your reply to my last post. Since most people, me included, know of ESWT, they will likely be confused, like me, upon seeing EPWT used instead.

Re: EPWT? Dr Z?

Dr. Zuckerman on 8/13/01 at 19:28 (056644)

I will make the change to my web site. At the time almost two years ago it seems like the better words to use. Now that everyone knows about ESWT I believe that this is going to be the more accepted word. However I recently
had an engineer who worked on the orbasone design explain to me that all ESWT machines out there including the present renal stone machine aren't true lithotripter because they don't produce out of control shockwave.

So since everyone knows the word ESWT I will change it back

Re: EPWT? Dr Z?

connie p on 10/07/01 at 11:21 (062431)

have gone through everything for achilles tendonitis and will now have extracorpeal shockwave therapy. Would like to know what is involved and what the success rate is or anything pertinent to this.

Re: EPWT? Dr Z?

Dr. Zuckerman on 8/13/01 at 13:50 (056579)

It is a term that I have picked to better describe ESWT. The word pressure wave is a term used instead of shockwave. Shockwaves that are used in ESWT is more like a pressure wave. Shockwaves are destructive and pressure waves aren't . ESWT is a term that was taken from the renal kidney stone treatments. So for all practical purposes ESWT and EPWT are the same.

Re: EPWT? Dr Z?

john a on 8/13/01 at 15:17 (056599)

Then I think you should mention somewhere on that page just what EPWT is (the word 'pressure' is never used). Perhaps along the lines of your reply to my last post. Since most people, me included, know of ESWT, they will likely be confused, like me, upon seeing EPWT used instead.

Re: EPWT? Dr Z?

Dr. Zuckerman on 8/13/01 at 19:28 (056644)

I will make the change to my web site. At the time almost two years ago it seems like the better words to use. Now that everyone knows about ESWT I believe that this is going to be the more accepted word. However I recently
had an engineer who worked on the orbasone design explain to me that all ESWT machines out there including the present renal stone machine aren't true lithotripter because they don't produce out of control shockwave.

So since everyone knows the word ESWT I will change it back

Re: EPWT? Dr Z?

connie p on 10/07/01 at 11:21 (062431)

have gone through everything for achilles tendonitis and will now have extracorpeal shockwave therapy. Would like to know what is involved and what the success rate is or anything pertinent to this.