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High-intensity laser therapy during chronic degenerative tenosynovitis experimentally induced in broiler chickens
Author(s): Damiano Fortuna; Giacomo Rossi; Teresa Wanda Bilotta; Allesandro Zati; Valeria Gazzotti; Antonio Venturini; Stefania Pinna; Christian Serra; Leonardo Masotti
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Paper Abstract

The aims of this study was the safety and the efficacy of High Intensity Laser Therapy (HILT) on chronic degenerative tenosynovitis. We have effectuated the histological evaluation and seroassay (C reactive protein) on 18 chickens affect by chronic degenerative tenosynovitis experimentally induced. We have been employed a Nd:YAG laser pulsed wave; all irradiated subjects received the same total energy (270 Joule) with a fluence of 7,7 J/cm2 and intensity of 10,7 W/cm2. The histological findings revealed a distinct reduction of the mineralization of the choral matrix, the anti-inflammatory effect of the laser, the hyperplasia of the synoviocytes and ectasia of the lymphatic vessels.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 October 2002
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 4903, Laser Florence 2001: A Window on the Laser Medicine World, (15 October 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.486624
Show Author Affiliations
Damiano Fortuna, Univ. degli Studi di Pisa (Italy)
Giacomo Rossi, Univ. degli Studi di Camerino (Italy)
Teresa Wanda Bilotta, Rizzoli Orthopedics Institute (Italy)
Allesandro Zati, Rizzoli Orthopedics Institute (Italy)
Valeria Gazzotti, Rizzoli Orthopedics Institute (Italy)
Antonio Venturini, Univ. degli Studi di Bologna (Italy)
Stefania Pinna, Univ. degli Studi di Bologna (Italy)
Christian Serra, Practitioner (Italy)
Leonardo Masotti, Univ. degli Studi di Firenze (Italy)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4903:
Laser Florence 2001: A Window on the Laser Medicine World
Leonardo Longo; Alfons G. Hofstetter; Mihail-Lucian Pascu; Wilhelm R. A. Waidelich, Editor(s)

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