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Second ESWT?

Posted by Marcia G on 9/24/02 at 13:25 (096112)

5 months ago I had ESWT with the Dornier machine but have not gotten any better. Has anyone had positive results from a second treatment when they didn't respond to the first treatment?

Re: Second ESWT?

Dr. Z on 9/24/02 at 21:15 (096150)

I have used ESWT with the dornier on patients that received no relief the first time around and 90% relief with a seond treatment. The literature supports this. We know that just because you have had a failed first treatment you still can have resolution with a second treatment . Go for the second is my recommendation

Re: uh, Dr Z, about that 90%

elliott on 9/25/02 at 08:42 (096174)

I hope you don't mind me asking whether that 90% for the second time around is

1. on average, 90% of the people will have satisfactory (please state how defined) outcomes, or

2. on average, any particular person will get 90% better.

Re: Second ESWT?

DavidP on 10/02/02 at 12:44 (096722)

Marcia,

I received my second ESWT treatment eight weeks ago with no improvement, unfortunately. This followed twelve weeks of recovery for the first round of ESWT. I have had PF for 1 1/2 years in my right foot.

Re: Second ESWT?

Dr. Z on 9/24/02 at 21:15 (096150)

I have used ESWT with the dornier on patients that received no relief the first time around and 90% relief with a seond treatment. The literature supports this. We know that just because you have had a failed first treatment you still can have resolution with a second treatment . Go for the second is my recommendation

Re: uh, Dr Z, about that 90%

elliott on 9/25/02 at 08:42 (096174)

I hope you don't mind me asking whether that 90% for the second time around is

1. on average, 90% of the people will have satisfactory (please state how defined) outcomes, or

2. on average, any particular person will get 90% better.

Re: Second ESWT?

DavidP on 10/02/02 at 12:44 (096722)

Marcia,

I received my second ESWT treatment eight weeks ago with no improvement, unfortunately. This followed twelve weeks of recovery for the first round of ESWT. I have had PF for 1 1/2 years in my right foot.