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Nd:YAG laser in experimentally induced chronic degenerative osteoarthritis in broiler chickens: pilot study
Author(s): Damiano Fortuna; Giacomo Rossi; Teresa Wanda Bilotta; Allesandro Zati; Ilaria Cardillo; Antonio Venturini; Stefania Pinna; Christian Serra; Leonardo Masotti
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Paper Abstract

The Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) has been widely tested in arthritis disorders, but there is still some disagreement in the results, therefore in this study we have investigated High Intensity Laser Therapy (HILT). The degenerative arthritis was induced in 18 chickens by intra-articular inoculation of Freund's complete adjuvant. Clinical studies were carried out (weight increase and grades of lameness) as well as morphological (macroscopic and histological) tests and seroassay (C Reactive Protein). The Nd:YAG pulsed wave was employed. The serologic data revealed the anti-inflammatory effect on the laser, with a highly significant difference between those treated and the control group. No lesion on the skin, i.e. burn, or in depth has been observed in the Treated group. Heavyline of broiler chickens in growing age has been revealed a good animal model of O.A.. The Nd:YAG Pulsed Wave it is safe on these structures. The anti-inflammatory effect of the HILT it seems to contrast the destructive degenerative process.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 October 2002
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 4903, Laser Florence 2001: A Window on the Laser Medicine World, (15 October 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.486625
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)
Ilaria Cardillo, 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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