low-level laser therapy

cold laser

A hand-held, nonsurgical laser using photobiostimulation, which received FDA approval for treating carpal tunnel syndrome. Benefits claimed for cold lasers include increased collagen production, nerve regeneration, bone and tissue repair, vasodilation, enzyme response, cell metabolism, cell membrane potential, pain threshold, and reduced inflammatory duration and oedema.

low-level la·ser ther·a·py

(lō lev'ĕl lā'zĕr ther'ă-pē)
Adjunctive therapeutic use of a low-level infrared laser that amplifies light energy (photons) emitted as radiant energy for absorption into tissues used to enhance wound healing and pain management after musculoskeletal injury.
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The effect of equal daily dose achieved by different power densities of low-level laser therapy at 635 and 670 nm on wound tensile strength in rats: a short report.
Effect of low-level laser therapy (660 nm) on the healing of second-degree skin burns in rats.
Double-blind randomized controlled trial of low-level laser therapy in carpal tunnel syndrome.
Laser physics elements to consider for low-level laser therapy. National institutes for laser, plasma and radiation physics, OP.O.
Although use of low-level laser therapy is increasing in many countries, there are questions regarding the molecular mechanisms involved in the effects of this therapy.
(17.) Low-Level Laser Therapy For Pulpotomy Treatment Of Primary Molars M.
(14) Low-level laser therapy may be used to remove dead tissue and improve the reparative process.
[8.] Ueda Y, Shimizu N (2003) Effects of pulse frequency of low-level laser therapy (LLLT) on bone nodule formation in rat calvarial cells.
Effect of low-level laser therapy on cochlear hair cell recovery after gentamicin-induced ototoxicity.
Successful treatment of diabetic foot ulcers with low-level laser therapy. Foot 2006; 16(1)84-187.
A histological evaluation of a low-level laser therapy as an adjunct to periodontal therapy in patients with diabetes mellitus.
Ultraviolet tissue therapy, photodynamic therapy using light to activate a chemical photosensitizer, and low-level laser therapy, as well as surgical use of lasers are discussed.

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