thérapie au laser

08/04/2018

Treatment of repetitive use carpal tunnel syndrome

Smith CF, Vangsness CT, Anderson T & Good W (1995) Univ. of Southern California School of Medicine (USA), General Motors (USA) The International Society for Optical Engineering (SPIE) Proceedings SPIE (1995) 2395; 658-661.   A randomized, double-blind study was initiated in 1990 to evaluate an eight-point conservative treatment program in carpal tunnel syndrome. 160 patients were delineated with symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome and these patients were then divided into two groups. Both groups were subjected to an ergonomically correct eight-point work modification program. A counterfeit LLLT unit was used in Group A, while an actual LLLT unit was used in Group B. Groups A and B were statistically significantly different in terms of return to work, conduction study improvement, and certain range of motion.
08/04/2018

Noninvasive laser neurolysis in carpal tunnel syndrome

Weintraub MI, MD, FACP Department of Neurology, Phelps Memorial Hospital, Briarcliff Manor, New York 10510, USA. PMID: 9236795 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE] Muscle Nerve (1997) 20:1029-1031.   The peripheral nervous system is photosensitive, the scientific rationale for this study which determines the efficacy and safety to laser light exposure in 30 cases with CTS. Nine joules of energy over 5 points (7-15 treatments) reversed CTS in 77% of cases with three-fold normalization of CMAP. A photobiologic response was seen in 80%. This unique and novel approach is cost-effective and has a role in future management of CTS.
08/04/2018

Laser’s effect on bone and cartilage change induced by joint immobilization: an experiment with animal model.

Akai M, Usuba M, Maeshima T, Shirasaki Y, Yasuoka S Lasers Surg Med. 1997. 21(5): 480-4.   The influence of low-level (810 nm) laser on bone and cartilage during joint immobilization was examined. The hind limbs of 42 young Wistar rats were immobilized at the knee joint. They were sorted into three groups 1 wk after operation; irradiance 3.9 W/cm2, 5.8 W/cm2, and sham treatment. After 6 treatments for another 2 weeks both hind legs were prepared for 1) indentation of the articular surface of the knee (stiffness and loss tangent), and for 2) dual energy X-ray absorptiometry (bone mineral density) of the focused regions. The indentation test revealed preservation of articular cartilage stiffness with 3.9 and 5.8 W/cm2 therapy. Low level laser treatment may possibly prevent biomechanical changes by immobilization.
08/04/2018

Article by Dr. Paul J. Silbert Featuring ML830®

Attached is a link to an article featuring the ML830®, published by Meridian HealthViews Magazine. To view the article “Surgery-Free Treatment for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome” click on the link below: http://www.meridianhealth.com/index.cfm/healthviews/MarchApril2004/carpaltunnel.cfm      
08/04/2018

Treatment of medial and lateral epicondylitis – tennis and golfer’s elbow – with LLLT: a multicenter double blind, placebo-controlled clinical study on 324 patients.

Simunovic Z, Trobonjaca T, Trobonjaca Z Laser Center, Locarno, Switzerland. tzlatko@mamed.medri.hr PMID: 9743652 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE] Journal of Clinical Laser Medicine and Surgery (Jun 1998) 16(3):145-151.   LLLT has been promoted as a highly successful method for treating medial and lateral epicondylitis. This clinical study assessed the efficacy of LLLT using trigger points (TPs) and scanner application techniques under placebo-controlled conditions. The study was completed at two Laser Centers in Locarno, Switzerland and Opatija, Croatia: a double-blind, placebo controlled, crossover clinical study. The patient population (n=324), with either medial epicondylitis (Golfer’s elbow; n=50) or lateral epicondylitis (Tennis elbow; n=274), was recruited. Unilateral cases of either type of epicondylitis (n=283) were randomly allocated to one of three treatment groups according to the LLLT technique applied: (1) Trigger points; (2) Scanner; (3) Combination Treatment (i.e., TPs and scanner technique). Laser devices used to perform these treatments were infrared (IR) diode laser (GaAIAs) 830 nm continuous wave for treatment of TPs and He-Ne 632.8 nm combined with IR diode laser 904 nm, pulsed wave for scanner technique. Energy doses were controlled and measured in Joules/cm2 either during TPs or scanner technique sessions in all groups of patients. The treatment outcome (pain […]