Preliminary results on the safety and efficacy of the OssaTron® for treatment of plantar fasciitis

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Abstract

The OssaTron may be another alternative for management of plantar fasciitis (heel pain syndrome) after failure of non-operative management and prior to surgical management. This study evaluated primarily the safety and early preliminary efficacy of the OssaTron in treatment of patients with plantar fasciitis unresponsive to non-operative management. Twenty heels of 20 patients were treated with 1000 extracorporeal shockwaves from the OssaTron to the affected heel after administration of a heel block. The patients were followed for one year. Each patient was evaluated by roentgenogram, KinCom, range of motion and physical examination, including evaluation of point tenderness by means of a palpometer and according to a 10-cm visual analog scale. The control was the contralateral heel. Patients also performed self evaluation by means of patient activities of daily living questionnaire and pain reported by a 10-cm visual analog scale. There were no complications or adverse effects attributed to the procedure of orthotripsy. Of the 20 patients treated, 18 were improved or pain-free. Eighteen of the 20 subjects treated stated that they would undergo the procedure again instead of surgery. Based on these results, we concluded that orthotripsy is a safe and effective method of treating heel pain syndrome that has been unresponsive to nonoperative management.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)197-203
Number of pages7
JournalFoot and Ankle International
Volume23
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2002
Externally publishedYes

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Plantar Fasciitis
Heel
Safety
Visual Analog Scale
Pain
Diagnostic Self Evaluation
Activities of Daily Living
Articular Range of Motion
Physical Examination

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  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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Preliminary results on the safety and efficacy of the OssaTron® for treatment of plantar fasciitis. / Alvarez, Richard.

In: Foot and Ankle International, Vol. 23, No. 3, 01.01.2002, p. 197-203.

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