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Photobiomodulation on sports injuries
Author(s): Xiao-Guang Liu; Timon Cheng-Yi Liu; Jian-Ling Jiao; Cheng-Zhang Li; Xiao-Yang Xu
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Paper Abstract

Sports injuries healing has long been an important field in sports medicine. The stimulatory effects of Low intensity laser (LIL) irradiation have been investigated in several medical fields, such as cultured cell response, wound healing, hormonal or neural stimulation, pain relief and others. The aim of this study was to evaluate whether LIL irradiation can accelerate sports injuries healing. Some experimental and clinical studies have shown the laser stimulation effects on soft tissues and cartilage, however, controversy still exists regarding the role of LIL when used as a therapeutic device. Summarizing the data of cell studies and animal experiments and clinic trials by using the biological information model of photobiomodulation, we conclude that LIL irradiation is a valuable treatment for superficial and localized sports injuries and that the injuries healing effects of the therapy depend on the dosage of LIL irradiation.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 December 2003
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 5254, Third International Conference on Photonics and Imaging in Biology and Medicine, (8 December 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.546421
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Xiao-Guang Liu, South China Normal Univ. (China)
Timon Cheng-Yi Liu, South China Normal Univ. (China)
Huazhong Univ. of Science and Technology (China)
Jian-Ling Jiao, Jinan Univ. (China)
Cheng-Zhang Li, South China Normal Univ. (China)
Xiao-Yang Xu, South China Normal Univ. (China)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5254:
Third International Conference on Photonics and Imaging in Biology and Medicine
Qingming Luo; Valery V. Tuchin; Min Gu; Lihong V. Wang, Editor(s)

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