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Richard G Alvarez, John A Ogden, Juha Jaakkola, G Lee Cross
BACKGROUND: The use of surgically noninvasive application of Orthotripsy (extracorporeal shock waves) for various musculoskeletal disorders is being increasingly utilized. Because most patients have had prolonged symptoms refractory to nonoperative treatments, this study evaluated the effectiveness of electrohydraulic Orthotripsy for chronic proximal plantarfasciitis compared to the duration of symptoms prior to treatment. METHODS: Following evaluation for study inclusion (unresponsive symptoms for more than 6 months), qualified patients received Orthotripsy or placebo...
December 2003: Foot & Ankle International
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