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Info Please for ESWT on shoulders in the US??

Posted by Gayle L on 4/12/02 at 18:07 (079473)

Workmans comp wants to do surgery on my shoulder, they say bone spur. I am
allergic to asprin, several narcotics and antibotics. Does anyone know if
the ESWT procedure is available in US (specifically colorado) for shoulders? thanks

Re: Info Please for ESWT on shoulders in the US??

Dr. Zuckerman on 4/12/02 at 18:30 (079478)

There is no ESWT procedure in the USA. Thanks Mr. FDA

Re: Info Please for ESWT on shoulders in the US??

Gayle L on 4/12/02 at 18:38 (079480)

Thank you for your quick response Dr Z. I just dread surgery, but need to
get out of pain (can't take pain meds). Maybe if I put it off for awhile it
will be available, just like PRK. You think? thanks gayle

Re: Info Please for ESWT on shoulders in the US??

Dr. Zuckerman on 4/12/02 at 19:54 (079494)

You can go to Canada and have shoulder ESWT

Re: Info Please for ESWT on shoulders in the US??

John h on 4/12/02 at 23:02 (079502)

Dr. Gordon a consultant with Bayshore does shoulder ESWT

Re: Info Please for ESWT on shoulders in the US??

Dr. Zuckerman on 4/13/02 at 00:41 (079506)

I believe that Bayshore does also

Re: Info Please for ESWT on shoulders in the US??

Gayle L on 4/13/02 at 07:52 (079509)

Thank You for the info, but being a single parent, financial constraints
prevents me from considering that option.

Re: Info Please for ESWT on shoulders in the US??

John h on 4/13/02 at 10:14 (079519)

I also think Bayshore does the shoulder EWSWT. Since Dr. Gordon is a consultant with Bayshore does he do it in conjuction with Bayshore? I do not know the answer tho that. If you remember the origianl Ossatron 6 it was Dr. Gordon who did some of those procedures. I do not know if Dr. Galea also part of the group treating those 6 which included Scott. I recently referred a gentleman who is in great pain with his shoulder to Bayshore and Dr. Gordon and he is ready to go anywhere. None of our local Orthopedic Surgeons have been able to help him with his tendon problem.

Re: Info Please for ESWT on shoulders in the US??

Karin on 4/14/02 at 17:31 (079642)

I thought ESWT was FDA approved in the US in November, is that not true, what happened?

Re: Info Please for ESWT on shoulders in the US??

Gayle L on 4/14/02 at 20:45 (079664)

Karin, as I understand it, the FDA approved it for feet, but that is all.

Re: Info Please for ESWT on shoulders in the US??

Dr. Zuckerman on 4/14/02 at 21:05 (079665)

ESWT is approved for plantar fasciitis not shoulders

Re: Info Please for ESWT on shoulders in the US??

Dr. Zuckerman on 4/12/02 at 18:30 (079478)

There is no ESWT procedure in the USA. Thanks Mr. FDA

Re: Info Please for ESWT on shoulders in the US??

Gayle L on 4/12/02 at 18:38 (079480)

Thank you for your quick response Dr Z. I just dread surgery, but need to
get out of pain (can't take pain meds). Maybe if I put it off for awhile it
will be available, just like PRK. You think? thanks gayle

Re: Info Please for ESWT on shoulders in the US??

Dr. Zuckerman on 4/12/02 at 19:54 (079494)

You can go to Canada and have shoulder ESWT

Re: Info Please for ESWT on shoulders in the US??

John h on 4/12/02 at 23:02 (079502)

Dr. Gordon a consultant with Bayshore does shoulder ESWT

Re: Info Please for ESWT on shoulders in the US??

Dr. Zuckerman on 4/13/02 at 00:41 (079506)

I believe that Bayshore does also

Re: Info Please for ESWT on shoulders in the US??

Gayle L on 4/13/02 at 07:52 (079509)

Thank You for the info, but being a single parent, financial constraints
prevents me from considering that option.

Re: Info Please for ESWT on shoulders in the US??

John h on 4/13/02 at 10:14 (079519)

I also think Bayshore does the shoulder EWSWT. Since Dr. Gordon is a consultant with Bayshore does he do it in conjuction with Bayshore? I do not know the answer tho that. If you remember the origianl Ossatron 6 it was Dr. Gordon who did some of those procedures. I do not know if Dr. Galea also part of the group treating those 6 which included Scott. I recently referred a gentleman who is in great pain with his shoulder to Bayshore and Dr. Gordon and he is ready to go anywhere. None of our local Orthopedic Surgeons have been able to help him with his tendon problem.

Re: Info Please for ESWT on shoulders in the US??

Karin on 4/14/02 at 17:31 (079642)

I thought ESWT was FDA approved in the US in November, is that not true, what happened?

Re: Info Please for ESWT on shoulders in the US??

Gayle L on 4/14/02 at 20:45 (079664)

Karin, as I understand it, the FDA approved it for feet, but that is all.

Re: Info Please for ESWT on shoulders in the US??

Dr. Zuckerman on 4/14/02 at 21:05 (079665)

ESWT is approved for plantar fasciitis not shoulders