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Laboratory and clinical data on wound healing by low-power laser from the Medical Institute of Vilafortuny, Spain
Author(s): Mario A. Trelles; E. Mayayo; A. M. Resa; Josepa Rigau; G. Calvo
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Paper Abstract

Low power laser has been claimed, both at laboratory and for clinical treatment to activate wound healing. Chronic ulcers respond very positively to laser treatment when particular rules of irradiation are take into account. The multiple etiology of chronic ulcers is not conductive to treatment selection, including laser treatment, if the associated illness is not taken into consideration. For more than 14 years our clinical experience have been significantly positive using lasers in the treatment of chronic ulcers. Our causistic, based on 242 cases treated from 1975 through 1983, has kept in many cases very close follow-up for an extended time periods of up to six years after healing. By controlling photographically and microscopically a chronic venous ulcer submitted to low density laser irradiation, as well as by studying the process of reparation of experimental ulcers and burns, produce on laboratory animal, the healing effects of laser radiation can be followed. Statistically, it is possible to estimate that low intensity laser irradiation produces faster reparation of damage tissue.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 May 1991
PDF: 18 pages
Proc. SPIE 1403, Laser Applications in Life Sciences, (1 May 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.57332
Show Author Affiliations
Mario A. Trelles, Instituto Medico Vilafortuny (Spain)
E. Mayayo, Univ. Barcelona (Spain)
A. M. Resa, Instituto Medico Vilafortuny (Spain)
Josepa Rigau, Instituto Medico Vilafortuny (Spain)
G. Calvo, Instituto Medico Vilafortuny (Spain)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1403:
Laser Applications in Life Sciences
Sergei A. Akhmanov; Marina Yu. Poroshina, Editor(s)

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