In "Bilateral Chronic Proximal Plantar Fasiopathy: Treatment with Electrohydraulic Orthotripsy
," researchers found high intensity shockwave therapy to be an effective treatment option for patients with long standing heel pain.
DALLAS -- Patients who have longstanding plantar fasciitis and undergo shock wave orthotripsy
typically return to work the next day.
The Company's partnerships also provide treatments for benign and cancerous conditions of the prostate, as well as orthotripsy
, a non-invasive procedure for treating orthopaedic soft tissue disorders including plantar fasciitis (heel spur) and lateral epicondilitis (tennis elbow).
Many doctors think that in the future Orthotripsy
will become a pre-requisite to any consideration of traditional surgery for this condition.
The primary services offered by the company are lithotripsy extracorporeal shock wave treatment, which is a procedure for treating kidney stones in a non-invasive manner, certain treatments for benign and cancerous prostate conditions and Orthotripsy
extracorporeal shock wave treatment, which is a procedure for treating orthopaedic soft tissue disorders in a non-invasive manner.
Assessing our first-quarter performance, the expected expenses and revenue associated with our recent FDA approval, and the trends in our Lithotripsy, Orthotripsy
and Prostate treatment businesses, we continue to expect revenue for the year of approximately $100 million," said Wheelock.
a board-certified foot and ankle surgeon with the Cleveland Orthopaedic and Spine Hospital at Lutheran, who has received special certification to perform the orthotripsy procedure.
Instead, orthotripsy allows patients to resume normal activities and return to work in a fraction of the time and with no significant side effects.
Orthotripsy is now performed in 12 other medical centers throughout the United States, including the renowned Mayo Clinic of Rochester, Minn.
And, for a number of patients, one treatment with orthotripsy cures the chronic condition permanently.
This means we are anticipating that more than 10,000 Orthotripsy treatments will be performed on our OssaTron(R) proprietary device.
The BlueCross BlueShield contract, signed in January 2003, is with HT Orthotripsy Management Company, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of HealthTronics.