Saratov JOURNAL of Medical and Scientific Research

Kireev S.N.

Shock-wave therapy for combination treatment of plantar fasciitis

Summary:

The objective is enhancing outcomes of plantar fasciitis patients using proprietary shock-wave technique. Material and Methods. There were 65 active plantar fasciitis patients under our care, and we used shock-wave therapy as a part of their combination treatment. The patients were divided into 2 groups depending on the specifics oa shock-wave therapy applied to them. The proprietary technique based on the combination of local cryotherapy and heel area enthe-sises traction during shock-wave sessions was applied for patients of the main group (35 patients) while 30 patients of the control group had conventional shock-wave technique applied to them. Results. Patients of the main group showed better dynamics of pain syndrome reduction (p<0.05), as well as normalization of plantar fascia anatomy parameters on ultrasound evidence. Conclusion. The combined application of local cryotherapy as well as enthesises traction allows enhancing shock-wave therapy efficiency as a component of comprehensive medical rehabilitation of plantar fasciitis patients.

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Perspectives for vertebrology teaching development in higher medical schools

Year: 2015, volume 11 Issue: №2 Pages: 210-212
Heading: Pedagogics and Education Article type: Author's opinion
Authors: Norkin I.A., Zaretskov V.V., Levchenko K.K., Fedonnikov A.S., Zaretskov A.V., Kireev S.N.
Organization: Saratov State Medical University
Summary:

The article deals with the issues on improving the efficiency of vertebrology teaching in specialist training at pre-and postgraduate stages. Modern epidemiologic trends for spine traumas and diseases form the increasing interest to the problems of care and prevention of the considered pathology and define the necessity of single-skilled specialists training. Developing vertebrology into a separate discipline that is studied at medical universities at both pre- and postgraduate stages is one of the topic issues for higher medical schools where the search of effective ways of its realization is stressed.

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