Yoshimi Asagai, M.D. 1, Atsuhiro Imakiire, M.D. 2, Toshio Ohshiro, M.D. 3,
1. Shinano Handicapped Children’s Hospital Shimosuwa, Nagano, Japan 2. Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Tokyo Medical University Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan 3. Japan Medical Laser Lab, Shinanomachi, Tokyo, Japan
Presentation at World Association of Laser Therapy annual conference in Athens, Greece. 2000.
Acute-phase injury is generally treated by localized air conditioning of the area, and also rarely by the energetic use of reduced level laser treatment (LLLT) in Japan. Thermographic researches of acute-phase injury disclosed that blood circulation disruptions at the site of injury took place due to swelling and also edema on the day following the injury, which skin temperature was high at the website of the trauma as well as low at the perimeter. Adhering to LLLT, blood circulation disturbances swiftly improved, while temperature level in the heat zone around the site of injury fell by 3 degrees on the average, but at the perimeter the reduced temperature level increased by 3 degrees on the standard to almost regular skin temperature level. Clinically, swelling and edema enhanced. LLLT was likewise helpful in treating necrosis of the skin in the wound area and in increasing recovery of medical injuries of paralytic feet, which are prone to postponed, wound recovery as well as likewise injuries as a result of talked injury. LLLT serves in treating swelling as well as edema in acute-phase injury and also in increasing recovery of surgical wounds.