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Approaches to optimize focused extracorporeal shockwave therapy (ESWT) based on an observational study of 363 feet with recalcitrant plantar fasciitis.

Scheuer, Raphael, Friedrich, Martin, Hahne, Julia, Holzapfel, Jörg, Machacek, Peter, Ogon, Michael und Pallamar, Matthias (2016) Approaches to optimize focused extracorporeal shockwave therapy (ESWT) based on an observational study of 363 feet with recalcitrant plantar fasciitis. International Journal of surgery (27). pp. 1-7. ISSN 1743-9159

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INTRODUCTION: Extracorporeal shockwave therapy (ESWT) is an established second-line treatment option for plantar fasciitis. Longer term results of focused ESWT are rare in literature. This study assessed the treatment success-rates of single session ESWT compared to repetitive ESWT treatment sessions, the mid-term results as well as treatment- or patient-related factors influencing the outcome of focused ESWT for plantar fasciitis. METHODS: 284 patients (363 feet) received ESWT for plantar fasciitis and answered a questionnaire on socio-demographic and anamnestic data immediately before as well as 19-77 weeks after the first application of ESWT. RESULTS: 76 percent of patients treated only once and 74 percent of all patients reported satisfying pain relief (with up to three treatment sessions). This was consistent in the mid-term and over different physicians as well as independent of assessed patient- or treatment-related factors. DISCUSSION: Applying repeated ESWT in weekly intervals by default may be helpful in reducing healing time for those patients requiring more than one treatment session. Prospective research is needed to find out whether further treatment sessions are justifiable in patients who indicate no improvement after two or three treatment sessions. CONCLUSIONS: In many cases, focused ESWT needs to be applied only once. Further research should focus on the number of treatment sessions as well as the minimum energy flux density needed.

Typ des Eintrags: Fachpublikation (peer reviewed)
Themengebiete: WE Skelett, Muskulatur
Bereiche: Orthopädisches Spital Speising > Abteilung für Konservative Orthopädie
Benutzer: Katharina Gernesch
Hinterlegungsdatum: 11 Apr 2016 04:57
Letzte Änderung: 11 Apr 2016 04:57
URI: http://eprints.vinzenzgruppe.at/id/eprint/7817

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