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Laser therapy for the treatment of arthritic knees: a clinical study
Author(s): F. Kahn M.D.; R. Liboro; F. Saraga
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Paper Abstract

In a follow-up clinical study to our previously published 2006 SPIE conference proceeding, we analyzed a cross-section of patients treated for a variety of knee problems that present at our Meditech Laser Rehabilitation Clinics on a daily basis. Of the 98 patients with knee pathologies included in this study, 63% presented with degenerative osteoarthritis. On average 11 treatments, each 30-45 minutes in duration, were administered for the individual patient resulting in a significant improvement rate in excess of 92%. Laser Therapy is active at both the cellular and systemic levels activating a variety of mechanisms including cartilage regeneration, DNA synthesis, improved microcirculation and an analgesic and anti-inflammatory effect.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 February 2010
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 7552, Mechanisms for Low-Light Therapy V, 75520K (25 February 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.841845
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F. Kahn M.D., Meditech Laser Rehabilitation Ctr. (Canada)
R. Liboro, Meditech Laser Rehabilitation Ctr. (Canada)
F. Saraga, Meditech Laser Rehabilitation Ctr. (Canada)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7552:
Mechanisms for Low-Light Therapy V
Michael R. Hamblin; Ronald W. Waynant; Juanita Anders, Editor(s)

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