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March 5, 2009

Local Podiatrist Presents Heel Pain Research At National Orthopedic Surgery Conference

(BOARDMAN, Ohio)Dr. Lawrence A. DiDomenico of Ankle and Foot Care Centers joined podiatrists from Germany, Connecticut and New York last week to present research findings on an emerging treatment for heel pain.

Dr. DiDomenico, managing partner at Ankle & Foot Care, the region’s largest group of podiatrists, discussed “focused shock wave therapy” last Friday during the annual meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons in Las Vegas.

The group of doctors reviewed the success documented with a 2008 study of 250 chronic heel pain patients who were treated with either the new technique, which uses low-level electric shock waves, or a placebo treatment. The study essentially showed that the ESWT dramatically outperformed the placebo, with no major side effects.

“The favorable results mirror the results our doctors have seen in other studies using ESWT,” Dr. DiDomenico said.

“We are very pleased to participate in these studies because they give our patients the opportunities to benefit from treatment options that are not widely available,” he said. “It also enables our doctors to get comprehensive hands-on experience with emerging foot care strategies.”

More information about the ESWT study and last week’s presentation is available at the Academy’s Web site, aaos.org.

Ankle & Foot Care Centers is the region’s largest podiatric care provider. Its 15 physicians and surgeons serve patients at 20 local offices, located in Alliance, Austintown, Boardman (2), Campbell, Champion, Columbiana, East Liverpool, East Palestine, Greenville (Pa.), Howland, Kinsman, Lake Milton, Liberty, Niles, Poland, Salem, Struthers, Warren and Youngstown. Specific locations and other information are located on the group’s website, at www.ankleandfootcare.com.

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For more information, contact:

Michael Vallas, Practice Administrator
Ankle & Foot Care Centers Inc.
(330) 758-6226 ext. 207
mike@ankleandfootcare.com


Dan Pecchia
Pecchia Communications
(330) 720-6912
dan@pecchiacomm.com

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