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Low intensity laser treatment of nerve injuries
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Paper Abstract

The neural regeneration and functional recovery after nerve injuries has long been an important field in neuroscience. Low intensity laser (LIL) irradiation is a novel and useful tool for the treatment of many injuries and disorders. The aim of this study was to assess the role of LIL irradiation in the treatment of peripheral and central nerve injuries. Some animal experiments and clinical investigations have shown beneficial effects of LIL irradiation on neural tissues, but its therapeutic value and efficacy are controversial. Reviewing the data of experimental and clinical studies by using the biological information model of photobiomodulation, we conclude that LIL irradiation in specific parameters can promote the regeneration of injured peripheral and central nerves and LIL therapy is a safe and valuable treatment for superficial peripheral nerve injuries and spinal cord injury. The biological effects of LIL treatment depend largely on laser wavelength, power and dose per site and effective irradiation doses are location-specific.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 May 2007
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 6534, Fifth International Conference on Photonics and Imaging in Biology and Medicine, 65343P (1 May 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.741565
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Xiao-Guang Liu, The Key Lab. of Biomedical Photonics, Huazhong Univ. of Science and Technology (China)
Lab. of Laser Sports Medicine, South China Normal Univ. (China)
Timon Cheng-Yi Liu, The Key Lab. of Biomedical Photonics, Huazhong Univ. of Science and Technology (China)
Lab. of Laser Sports Medicine, South China Normal Univ. (China)
Qing-Ming Luo, The Key Lab. of Biomedical Photonics, Huazhong Univ. of Science and Technology (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6534:
Fifth International Conference on Photonics and Imaging in Biology and Medicine

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