In the article “Treatment of Plantar Fasciitis With Radial Soundwave ‘Early’ Is Better Than After 6 Months: A Pilot Study” (2017;56:950–953), the third affiliation was incorrect. It should be Orthopedic Surgeon, Department of Musculoskeletal Disorders, University of Salerno School of Medicine and Dentistry, Salerno, Italy.
DOI of original article: https://doi.org/10.1053/j.jfas.2017.06.020
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- Treatment of Plantar Fasciitis With Radial Soundwave “Early” Is Better Than After 6 Months: A Pilot StudyThe Journal of Foot and Ankle SurgeryVol. 56Issue 5
- PreviewExtracorporeal shock wave therapy/radial soundwave therapy has been predominantly used for chronic or recalcitrant plantar fasciitis with strong scientific evidence of reliable outcomes. Most of the studies included patients with plantar fasciitis with symptoms >6 months in duration. Only 2 known studies have investigated acute plantar fasciitis, which is <6 weeks in duration. They both found suboptimal results for the use of extracorporeal shock wave therapy. To the best of our knowledge, no studies have investigated radial soundwave therapy for the subacute stage or early stage of plantar fasciitis.