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Extracorporeal shockwave therapy for plantar fasciitis and other musculoskeletal conditions utilizing the Ossatron--an update.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15246149     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Extracorporeal shockwave therapy for treatment of plantar fasciitis and other areas of the body has been well documented since the early 1990s. A high level of efficacy and patient satisfaction after undergoing electrohydraulic shock wave treatments has been reported not only for plantar fasciopathy but other musculoskeletal indications. Electrohydraulic devices have a bimodal response: early suppression of nocioceptor reactivity followed by subsequent target tissue remodeling and healing through neovascularization and recruitment of new tissue target specific cells. Both responses are not present with low energy electromagnetic devices. The focus of this article is treatment of chronic proximal plantar fasciitis; however, other pathologies of the lower extremity demonstrate great promise for this emerging technology.
Authors:
Joel M Wilner; Walter W Strash
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinics in podiatric medicine and surgery     Volume:  21     ISSN:  0891-8422     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin Podiatr Med Surg     Publication Date:  2004 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-07-12     Completed Date:  2004-10-05     Revised Date:  2006-08-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8604974     Medline TA:  Clin Podiatr Med Surg     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  441-7, viii     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
NM Foot & Ankle Associates, 665 Harkle Road, Santa Fe, NM 87505, USA. jkwilner@aol.com
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Chronic Disease
Fasciitis, Plantar / therapy*
High-Energy Shock Waves / therapeutic use*
Humans
Musculoskeletal Diseases / therapy
Podiatry / instrumentation*

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