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Bipolar radiofrequency for plantar fasciitis (TOPAZ)

Discussion in 'Biomechanics, Sports and Foot orthoses' started by NewsBot, Feb 14, 2008.

  1. NewsBot

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    A New Minimally Invasive Technique for Treating Plantar Fasciosis Using Bipolar Radiofrequency: A Prospective Analysis
    Lowell Weil, JR, Jason P. Glover, Lowell Scott Weil, SR,
    Foot & Ankle Specialist, Vol. 1, No. 1, 13-18 (2008)
     
  2. Admin2

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    Re: Bipolar radiofrequency for plantar fasciitis

    Other plantar fasciitis threads
     
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    Re: Bipolar radiofrequency for plantar fasciitis

    Here is a news story from 4 weeks ago on this method:
    New treatment could cure chronic heel pain
    1/14/2008 12:05 PM
    Link to story
     
  4. summer

    summer Active Member

    I have been using TOPAZ for about a year now for fascitis using both the open and percutaneus methods. I feel the open method is more predictable since you can see what the device is doing. The percutaneus method does work, but you need a bit more "feel" to be able to make it sucessful.

    The beauty though, of the percutaneus method is that it can be performed in an office based setting wheras the open procedure should be performed in the O.R setting.
     
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    here is a snippet from the Jun 2007 Podiatry Todays on A Guide To Diagnosing And Treating Plantar Fasciosis
     
  6. pjpxp

    pjpxp Member

    A big salute. First, congratulate them on the development of the technique TOPAZ, I contact you for information about the protocols used by post after the implementation of the variant of the technique is minimally invasive, ok?.

    Regards from Spain of a podiatrist friend.
     
  7. anDRe

    anDRe Active Member

    Hello
    I have just found this article using google...hope it helps ;)
    Im also very interested in this technique if someone has any more information, I would appreciate.
    :drinks
     

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    A retrospective study of radiofrequency thermal lesioning for the treatment of neuritis of the medial calcaneal nerve and its terminal branches in chronic heel pain.
    Cione JA, Cozzarelli J, Mullin CJ.
    J Foot Ankle Surg. 2009 Mar-Apr;48(2):142-7.
     
  9. DaVinci

    DaVinci Well-Known Member

    How much of the improvement was due to placebo? I guess we will never know without a control group.
     
  10. drmazeem

    drmazeem Welcome New Poster

    hi, I am from india, happy to hear about the topaz treatment . But can some body help in explaning about this,what is bipolar radiofrequency?? how much frequency is used? whether this apparatus expensive and easily available in india::dizzy:
     
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    A Retrospective Analysis of 22 Patients Treated with Percutaneous Radiofrequency Nerve Ablation for Prolonged Moderate to Severe Heel Pain Associated with Plantar Fasciitis.
    Liden B, Simmons M, Landsman AS.
    J Foot Ankle Surg. 2009 November - December;48(6):642-647
     
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    Radiofrequency microtenotomy for the treatment of plantar fasciitis shows good early results
    Ng Yung Chuan Sean, Inderjeet Singh and Chong Keen Wai
    Foot and Ankle Surgery
    Volume 16, Issue 4, December 2010, Pages 174-177

     
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    A 12-Year Long-Term Retrospective Analysis of the Use of Radiofrequency Nerve Ablation for the Treatment of Neurogenic Heel Pain
    John Cozzarelli et al
    Foot Ankle Spec December 2010 vol. 3 no. 6 338-346
     
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    Percutaneous bipolar radiofrequency microdebridement for recalcitrant proximal plantar fasciosis.
    Sorensen MD, Hyer CF, Philbin TM.
    J Foot Ankle Surg. 2011 Mar-Apr;50(2):165-70.
     
  15. Bear23

    Bear23 Member

    I've had great success with the topaz procedure. I perform them open. I have tried the percutaneous method, but is is difficult to guide the wand where you want it to go. It is best done with a flouro unit.
     
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    Minimal invasive percutaneous bipolar radiofrequency for plantar fasciotomy: a retrospective study.
    Hormozi J, Lee S, Hong DK.
    J Foot Ankle Surg. 2011 May-Jun;50(3):283-6.
     
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    Use of pulsed radio frequency energy in the effective treatment of recalcitrant plantar fasciitis: Six case histories.
    Michel R.
    Foot (Edinb). 2012 Jan 18.
     
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    Open technique is more effective than percutaneous technique for TOPAZ radiofrequency coblation for plantar fasciitis
    Kae Sian Tay et al
    Foot and Ankle Surgery Available online 25 July 2012
     
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    A Prospective, Randomized, Double-blinded Study with Crossover to Determine the Efficacy of Radio-frequency Nerve Ablation for the Treatment of Heel Pain
    Adam S. Landsman, Dominic J. Catanese, Steven N. Wiener, Douglas H. Richie, Jr., Jason R. Hanft
    JAPMA January/February 2013 vol. 103 no. 1 8-15

     
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    Prospective Study of Percutaneous Radiofrequency Nerve Ablation for Chronic Plantar Fasciitis
    H. Yener Erken, Semih Ayanoglu, Ibrahim Akmaz, Kaan Erler, Ahmet Kiral
    Foot & Ankle International October 28, 2013
     
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    Combination of diagnostic medial calcaneal nerve block followed by pulsed radiofrequency for plantar fascitis pain: A new modality.
    Thapa D, Ahuja V.
    Indian J Anaesth. 2014 Mar;58(2):183-5. doi: 10.4103/0019-5049.130824.
     
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    This clinical trial was just registered:
    Ultrasound-guided Pulsed Radiofrequency for Plantar Fasciitis
     
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    Ultrasound-Guided Percutaneous Radiofrequency Lesioning When Treating Recalcitrant Plantar Fasciitis: Clinical Results.
    Wu PT, Lee JS, Wu KC, Wu TT, Shao CJ, Liang FW, Chern TC, Su FC, Jou IM.
    Ultraschall Med. 2014 Nov 12
     
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    Intermediate-Term Results of Partial Plantar Fascia Release with Microtenotomy Using Bipolar Radiofrequency Microtenotomy
    Douglas E. Lucas, DO, Scott R. Ekroth, MD, Christopher F. Hyer, DPM, MS,
    Jnl Foot Ank Surg; Article in Press
     
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    A Comparative Efficacy Evaluation of Ultrasound-Guided Pulsed Radiofrequency Treatment in the Gastrocnemius in Managing Plantar Heel Pain: A Randomized and Controlled Trial.
    Ye L, Mei Q, Li M, Gu M, Ai Z, Tang K, Shi D, Wu X, Wang X, Zheng Y.
    Pain Med. 2015 Feb 26
     
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    Ultrasound-Guided Radiofrequency Denervation of the Medial Calcaneal Nerve.
    Counsel, Peter D. MBBS (Hons); Davenport, Marcus BmedSC; Brown, Angus BmedSC; Ooi, Chin Chin BAppSc, MMedUS; Comin, Jules MBBS (Hons); Marks, Paul MBBS (Hons); Connell, David A. MBBS (Hons), MMed
    Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine: February 10, 2016
     
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    Treatment of Chronic Plantar Heel Pain With Radiofrequency Neural Ablation of the First Branch of the Lateral Plantar Nerve and Medial Calcaneal Nerve Branches
    Aydın Arslan, MDl, Tuba Tulay Koca, MD, Ali Utkan, MD, Resit Sevimli, MD, İbrahim Akel, MD
    JFAS; Article in Press
     
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    Percutaneous Ultrasound-Guided TOPAZ Radiofrequency Coblation: A Novel Coaxial Technique for the Treatment of Recalcitrant Plantar Fasciitis-Our Experience.
    Shah A et al
    J Ultrasound Med. 2016 May 9
     
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    Pulsed Compared to Thermal Radiofrequency
    to the Medial Calcaneal Nerve for Management
    of Chronic Refractory Plantar Fasciitis: A
    Prospective Comparative Study

    Ayman M. Osman et al
    Pain Physician 2016; 19:E1181-E1187
     
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    The Topaz Micro-Radiofrequency Ablation Achieves
    Similar Results to Endoscopic Plantar Fascia Release

    MOJ Orthop Rheumatol 2017, 9(4): 00364
     
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    A Systematic Review of Radiofrequency Treatment of the Ankle for the Management of Chronic Foot and Ankle Pain.
    Orhurhu V et al
    Curr Pain Headache Rep. 2019 Jan 19;23(1):4
     
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    Comparison of the therapeutic outcomes between open plantar fascia release and percutaneous radiofrequency ablation in the treatment of intractable plantar fasciitis.
    Yuan Y et al
    J Orthop Surg Res. 2020 Feb 18;15(1):55. doi: 10.1186/s13018-020-1582-2.
     
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