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Dornier MedTech Epos Ultra

This article was originally published in The Gray Sheet

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Australian study of 160 plantar fasciitis patients treated with the extracorporaeal shockwave therapy (ESWT) device finds "no evidence to support a beneficial effect on pain, function and quality of life" compared with placebo at six and 12 weeks. Published in the Sept. 18 Journal of the American Medical Association and conducted by Rachelle Buchbinder, Cabrini Hospital, Victoria, Australia, et al., the study included patients randomized to receive either 1,000 mJ/mm or a placebo dose of 6.0 mJ/mm through three weekly treatments. Both groups showed "significant" improvements in pain and ability, investigators noted. The indication was approved via PMA in January (1"The Gray Sheet" Feb. 4, 2002, p. 25)...

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