Radiation Oncology/Heel Spurs/Randomized

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RT dose 3.0 Gy vs. 6.0 Gy[edit]

  • Offenbach, 2007 (Germany) PMID 17225939 -- "Radiation Therapy for Painful Heel Spurs : Results of a Prospective Randomized Study." (Heyd R, Strahlenther Onkol. 2007 Jan;183(1):3-9.)
    • Randomized. 130 patients with painful heel spurs. RT low-dose 3 Gy in 0.5 Gy/fx twice weekly vs. high-dose 6 Gy in 1.0 Gy/fx twice weekly
    • Outcome: 6-month excellent/good LD 66% vs. 68% (NS)
    • Conclusion: RT effective, shouldn't give more than 3 Gy