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To Dr. Z.

Posted by Pauline on 9/19/02 at 16:29 (095752)

Dr. Z,
This is copy from your Excellence in ESWT web site which definately says your Dornier ESWT treatment Pain Free, and no local anesthetic is necessary.

Is your group providing lower treatment levels now or are your patients biting on bullets? I thought FDA protocol called for a local anesthetic. Dr. Joe posted I believe posted this also when he was comparing the differences in Machines recently. Have you altered the treatment level
being delivered?

Here is the info from your groups web site:

What is involved in the procedure and does it hurt?

This is the most exciting part about this new technology. It's literally an amazing advance in medical science. All you do is lie back and relax, your doctor and the staff of Excellence Shock Wave Therapy will do the rest!

First and most important is to find the root of your pain and determine the best course of action. Your doctor will complete a thorough examination and will inform you of a diagnoses and what treatment is recommended. If ESWT is right for you, here's what you can expect:

You lie back in a comfortable chair with your foot resting on a large fluid-filled rubber dome. The Mobile Center's staff will make sure you are comfortable throughout the entire procedure. Due to the natural numbing effects of ESWT waves you will not even need local anesthesia. The procedure does not hurt. NO PAIN! The equipment has a wide range of settings and penetration depths. This allows our doctors to fine tune the procedure to your individual diagnoses. All you will be aware of is a repetitive clicking sound as the pulses penetrate the center of your pain site at a rate of 2 pulses per second. What's most important is what's going on inside of your foot. The shock waves stimulate the diseased tissue activating your body's natural healing process. Blood and oxygen rush to the site activating a metabolic response that:

Re: Sorry it was Sunny not Dr. Joe who posted the difference in machines

Pauline on 9/19/02 at 16:58 (095754)

Re: and then there's ones like this that make you wonder view thread
Posted by Sunny Jacob, Bayshore on 9/15/02 at 09:21

Correction to my previous message regarding key differences in equipments.
Dornier Epos in U.S.A.: Anesthesia is yes.
sorry

Re: To Dr. Z.

Dr. Zuckerman on 9/20/02 at 08:09 (095813)

I just went back to read the site. It DOES talk about a local anesthetic What site are you quoting from ? The one I am looking at is http://www.eswtusa.com

Re: To Dr. Z.

Pauline on 9/20/02 at 08:48 (095820)

Try your web site http:/www.thepainspecialist.com and click on your Heel Spur Pain Misery box and read through the selected topics.

The post came from your own web site.

When the Dornier Tech was there doing treatment was a local anesthetic administered or did she have the patients use the numbing affect of the machine?

Dornier calls for it, the FDA calls for it. Why would you advertise otherwise?

Re: To Dr. Z.

Pauline on 9/20/02 at 08:56 (095824)

http:/www.thefootspecialist.com is the correct web address but you probably know it by heart.

Re: To Dr. Z.

Pauline on 9/20/02 at 09:06 (095825)

Forgot to mention don't try to link off Scott's site. Use internet explorer to be successful.

Re: Thanks

Dr. Zuckerman on 9/20/02 at 11:44 (095838)

Thanks, This is my old web site with the Big O. This is when I was only one. Should be removed. The web site http://www.eswtusa . is the new site that is linked to this site. That talks about a local anesthetic . Will remove the old site period.

Re: 90% completely satisfied, on the OLD site ??

BrianG on 9/24/02 at 17:50 (096125)

Hi Dr. Z,

I was just checking out your web sites. Your old web site is still up, but you can no longer link to it from HS.com. It can still be accessed by typing in http://www.thefootspecialist.com . In reading the page on ESWT, I couldn't help but notice the following: 'Studies show that 90% of the patients with heel spur pain are completely satisfied with the results'.

Doesn't that seem to be a bit of a stretch, 90% completely satisfied???? Not even the FDA words it like that!

Regards
BrianG

Re: 90% completely satisfied, on the OLD site ??

Dr. Z on 9/24/02 at 20:18 (096136)

Hi

Actually that is low. The FDA one year study for the dornier was 94% of the patient were satisfied with ESWT. I hope that I can repeat that percentage after our one year of using the dornier epos

Re: BrianG, maybe it's 90% completely satisfied, 94% satisfied :-) (nm)

elliott on 9/24/02 at 20:31 (096138)

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Re: Sorry it was Sunny not Dr. Joe who posted the difference in machines

Pauline on 9/19/02 at 16:58 (095754)

Re: and then there's ones like this that make you wonder view thread
Posted by Sunny Jacob, Bayshore on 9/15/02 at 09:21

Correction to my previous message regarding key differences in equipments.
Dornier Epos in U.S.A.: Anesthesia is yes.
sorry

Re: To Dr. Z.

Dr. Zuckerman on 9/20/02 at 08:09 (095813)

I just went back to read the site. It DOES talk about a local anesthetic What site are you quoting from ? The one I am looking at is http://www.eswtusa.com

Re: To Dr. Z.

Pauline on 9/20/02 at 08:48 (095820)

Try your web site http:/www.thepainspecialist.com and click on your Heel Spur Pain Misery box and read through the selected topics.

The post came from your own web site.

When the Dornier Tech was there doing treatment was a local anesthetic administered or did she have the patients use the numbing affect of the machine?

Dornier calls for it, the FDA calls for it. Why would you advertise otherwise?

Re: To Dr. Z.

Pauline on 9/20/02 at 08:56 (095824)

http:/www.thefootspecialist.com is the correct web address but you probably know it by heart.

Re: To Dr. Z.

Pauline on 9/20/02 at 09:06 (095825)

Forgot to mention don't try to link off Scott's site. Use internet explorer to be successful.

Re: Thanks

Dr. Zuckerman on 9/20/02 at 11:44 (095838)

Thanks, This is my old web site with the Big O. This is when I was only one. Should be removed. The web site http://www.eswtusa . is the new site that is linked to this site. That talks about a local anesthetic . Will remove the old site period.

Re: 90% completely satisfied, on the OLD site ??

BrianG on 9/24/02 at 17:50 (096125)

Hi Dr. Z,

I was just checking out your web sites. Your old web site is still up, but you can no longer link to it from HS.com. It can still be accessed by typing in http://www.thefootspecialist.com . In reading the page on ESWT, I couldn't help but notice the following: 'Studies show that 90% of the patients with heel spur pain are completely satisfied with the results'.

Doesn't that seem to be a bit of a stretch, 90% completely satisfied???? Not even the FDA words it like that!

Regards
BrianG

Re: 90% completely satisfied, on the OLD site ??

Dr. Z on 9/24/02 at 20:18 (096136)

Hi

Actually that is low. The FDA one year study for the dornier was 94% of the patient were satisfied with ESWT. I hope that I can repeat that percentage after our one year of using the dornier epos

Re: BrianG, maybe it's 90% completely satisfied, 94% satisfied :-) (nm)

elliott on 9/24/02 at 20:31 (096138)

.