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ESWT for Conditions other than Plantar Fasciitis

Posted by Sunny Jacob - Bayshore on 4/13/02 at 11:00 (079527)

This is a general response to various inquiries on this message board regarding ESWT for conditions other than P.F.
Bayshore Clinics in Canada (at present in the Toronto area)perform the following ESWT Treatments:

1) Low energy (multiple sessions, usually 3) without anesthesia
At Bayshore this is a combination treatment of low energy ESWT and low intensity laser (LILT) on alternate days.

2) High energy (usually 1 session) with anesthesia

We treat musculoskeletal disorders of the shoulders, elbows, knees, feet and hips, such as
- Tendinitis and bursitis
- Tennis elbow
- Jumper's knee
- Heelspur
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Achilles tendinitis and
- Calcification of the joints

Depending on the specific condition of the patient, our Orthopedic Consultant, Dr. Robert Gordon, may suggest high or low energy ESWT treatments.
Our fee for both treatments is the same, except that there is an additional charge for high energy ESWT to cover the anesthesist's fee. Telephone consultation with Dr. Gordon is free.
To arrange a telephone consultation or to receive more details and schedule an appointment with Bayshore clinics, you can email us at (email removed) (please include your phone number and best time to call), or call us at 905-949-6669.

3) Bayshore recently opened the first clinic in North America for treatment of Non-Union and Delayed Union of Fractures with high energy ESWT. Most fractures (approx. 97%)heal with conventional treatment. However, approx. 3% do not heal with conventional treatment within 6 months or more. Such patients can be treated at the Bayshore Centre of Excellence for Non-Union and Delayed Union of Fractures (Toronto, Canada). We are achieving very successful results with high energy ESWT for this condition.

Re: ESWT for Conditions other than Plantar Fasciitis

Ed Davis, DPM on 4/15/02 at 16:53 (079752)

Sounds good. At the rate we are going in the US it will take the FDA 20 years to approve everything you are using it for.
Ed

Re: ESWT for Conditions other than Plantar Fasciitis

Ed Davis, DPM on 4/15/02 at 16:53 (079752)

Sounds good. At the rate we are going in the US it will take the FDA 20 years to approve everything you are using it for.
Ed