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Tennis Elbow

Posted by AML on 3/17/05 at 22:30 (171466)

Hello,
I'm a workers comp (WC) case and in pain for almost a yr. off and on.
My Ortho physician suggested the Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy (ESWT).
He wasn't sure if the WC carrier will cover it or not.
Any experience with them approving or not? What is the success % as of today for this procedure. He said it is between 60%-75%. True??
How much experience should the dr. have (how many cases considers her/him
a higher success rate)?

If the ESWT wasn't successful, he said then surgery would be the last opion.

Thoughts???

Thanks you,
AML

Re: Tennis Elbow - AML

AML on 3/17/05 at 22:39 (171467)

Did I mention I have Tennis Elbow.
I might be on the wrong link.... most folks are
talking about heels...
Please send me the right link if so.
Thanks!

AML

Re: Tennis Elbow - AML

Dr. Z on 3/17/05 at 23:31 (171471)

Our group does tennis elbow. We have doctors available on the East Coast and in Michigan. Go to http://www.eswtusa.com
and ask for information.

Re: Tennis Elbow - AML

vince on 3/19/05 at 06:46 (171552)

United sShockwave has done many treatments for lateral epicondylitis all over the country.

Re: Tennis Elbow - AML

Dr. Z on 3/19/05 at 10:57 (171567)

Do you have a specific referral physician source that you can give out a specific name.

Re: Julia here is another example

Dr. Z on 3/19/05 at 11:24 (171572)

Re: Tennis Elbow - AML
Posted by vince on 3/19/05 at 06:46 View Thread
United sShockwave has done many treatments for lateral epicondylitis all over the country.
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Re: Tennis Elbow

Ed Davis. DPM on 3/27/05 at 03:14 (172005)

Sonorex was the first machine to obtain FDA approval for tennis elbow. Despite that, I feel that all the machines appear to work on tennis elbow (lateral epicondylits) but have a poor success rate on golf elbw (medial epicondylitis).
Ed