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Posted by Dr. Zuckerman on 4/04/02 at 15:38 (078498)

TITLE: High energy shock wave treatment of the painful heel spur
TITLE: Hochenergetische Stosswellenbehandlung des schmerzhaften Fersensporns.
AUTHORS: Perlick L; Boxberg W; Giebel G AUTHOR AFFILIATION: Abteilung fur Unfall- und Wiederherstellungschirurgie, Kreiskrankenhaus, Ludenscheid.
ABSTRACT: extracorporal shock wave application (ESWA) has been used in the treatment of stones located in kidneys, bile, pancreas and the glandula parotis. In the last 2 years several studies have shown the benefit of the ESWA on the treatment of soft tissue disorders. The aim of this study was to explore the effect of high energy extracorporal shock waves in patients with painful calcaneus spurs. 83 patients who underwent medicophysical treatment without benefit were treated with 3000 impulses of 0.30 mj/mm2. Follow-ups after 12 weeks and 12 months showed that 51 of 83 patients became pain-free and 20 patients improved from the treatment. The results are showing the benefit of the high energy extracorporal shock wave application in the treatment of chronic plantar fasciitis. NLM PUBMED CIT. ID: 10025241 SOURCE: Unfallchirurg 1998 Dec;101(12):914-8 22

Re: High energy study. from this board

BrianG on 4/05/02 at 18:22 (078608)

Hi Dr. Z,

I can't read all of the post, but it looks like it might have been written in 1998, which was before the FDA trials, I do believe. It does sound very much like the FDA protocol though. I wonder which machine they used? Ossatron, Dornier, something else?

From this study, 51 of 83 patients were pain free after a year and another 20 showed improvement. Although I'd like to see 100% healing rate, these statistics don't look too bad at all.

It sounds like the FDA got the results they were looking for, during their trials. Thanks for posting the info.

BrianG

PS There is one little thing I didn't understnd. It's in this sentence: 83 patients who underwent medicophysical treatment 'without benefit' What the heck do those last two words mean?

Re: High energy study. from this board

Dr. Zuckerman on 4/05/02 at 22:40 (078632)

Hi

I think medicophysical treatment is physical therapy, local steriod injections, medication anything that is non-surgical. This is my guess

This article is in the abstract posted on the board in the ESWT section

Re: High energy study. from this board

BrianG on 4/05/02 at 18:22 (078608)

Hi Dr. Z,

I can't read all of the post, but it looks like it might have been written in 1998, which was before the FDA trials, I do believe. It does sound very much like the FDA protocol though. I wonder which machine they used? Ossatron, Dornier, something else?

From this study, 51 of 83 patients were pain free after a year and another 20 showed improvement. Although I'd like to see 100% healing rate, these statistics don't look too bad at all.

It sounds like the FDA got the results they were looking for, during their trials. Thanks for posting the info.

BrianG

PS There is one little thing I didn't understnd. It's in this sentence: 83 patients who underwent medicophysical treatment 'without benefit' What the heck do those last two words mean?

Re: High energy study. from this board

Dr. Zuckerman on 4/05/02 at 22:40 (078632)

Hi

I think medicophysical treatment is physical therapy, local steriod injections, medication anything that is non-surgical. This is my guess

This article is in the abstract posted on the board in the ESWT section