About: Jane McCarthy

Welcome, Queensland Lithotripsy Services is based at Brisbane Private Hospital, on the well known medical strip – Wickham Terrace – in Spring Hill, Brisbane. Brisbane Private Hospital (formerly Holy Spirit Hospital) has been a major Lithotripsy centre since 1990. This made it an ideal location to set up an orthopaedic clinic. Our Orthopaedic Lithotripsy clinic was set up in 2000 and as such has been running now for over 13 years, with regular referrals from amongst our Specialists, GPs, Physiotherapists...

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Studies continue on the efficacy of Shockwave lithotripsy in orthopaedics. Articles published recently in the Journal of foot and Ankle Surgery concluded that: ESWT was “ both efficacious and safe for participants with chronic plantar fasciitis that had been unresponsive to exhaustive conservative treatment” jfas45(4):156-210 2006 “The results of the present study support the use of electromagnetically generated extracorporeal shockwave therapy for the treatment of refractory plantar heel pain”   jfas46(5):348-357 2007 Over 16 years experience using lithotripsy equipment 8 years...

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Plantar fasciitis seems to be the flavour of the month at present. It is a very common problem but not always the easiest to treat. Recently published articles show that ESWT is becoming an increasingly popular mode of treatment and provides a very effective second line treatment where other conservative measures have failed e.g cortisone, orthotics, stretches/physio etc. It has minimal side effects and in our experience the effects have been quite long term with patients more likely to return...

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We remain committed to providing a high quality service to patients with persistent tendinopathies. QLS uses a dedicated ultrasound guided Dornier EPOS Ultra machine, enabling us to focus on the exact area/depth required for accurate treatment. No treating blind. It also boasts a dual power ability to select low through to high power as required, depending on the type of problem being treated. QLS has 16 years of clinical experience in Orthotripsy & has proved that a number of conditions can...

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