Saratov JOURNAL of Medical and Scientific Research

Simeonov N.S.

Saratov State Medical University n.a. V. I. Razumovsky Department of Traumatology and Orthopaedics, Post-graduate

Shock-wave therapy for combination treatment of plantar fasciitis


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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Transosseous osteosynthesis technique in treatment of diaphyseal fractures of shin bones

Year: 2012, volume 8 Issue: №1 Pages: 133-136
Heading: Traumatology and Orthopedics Article type: Original article
Authors: Alfimov R.A., Barabash Yu.A., Simeonov N.S.
Organization: Saratov State Medical University, Central Municipal Hospital of Pyatigorsk

Objective: The study of bone tissue repair in different conditions of stability of transosseous fixation (techniques of treatment) of injuries of bones of the shin. Material and methods: Analysis of treatment of 74 patients with unstable diaphyseal fractures of bones of the shin, with the use of different methods of osteosynthesis is carried out. Results: An optimal method of combined transosseous osteosynthesis for treatment of victims with unstable fractures of bones of the shin is offered. Conclusion: A complex approach to the decision of the available problems is offered, consisting in a combination of the use of different types of transosseous elements in the external fixation device which allows to improve results of treatment and to reduce disability period

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