En conséquence, nous suggérons que la thérapie au laser doux peut être utilisé comme une bonne méthode alternative de traitement des patients ayant une arthrite rhumatoïde qui souffrent également du syndrome du tunnel carpien. Effect of low level laser therapy in rheumatoid arthritis patients with carpal tunnel syndrome Ekim A, Armagan O, Tascioglu F, Oner C, Colak M. Osmangazi University, Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation, Eskisehir, Turkey. PMID: 17629805 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE] Swiss Med Wkly. 2007 Jun 16;137(23-24):347-52 OBJECTIVE: the aim of the present study was to evaluate the efficacy of low level laser therapy (LLLT) in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) with carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS). MATERIAL AND METHODS: a total of 19 patients with the diagnosis of CTS in 19 hands were included and randomly assigned to two treatment groups; LLLT (Group 1) (10 hands) with dosage 1.5 J/ per point and placebo laser therapy group (Group 2) (9 hands). A Galium-Aluminum-Arsenide diode laser device was used as a source of low power laser with a power output of 50 mW and wavelength of 780 nm. All treatments were applied once a day on week days for a total period of 10 days. Clinical […]
Shigeyuki Nakaji et al Department of Hygiene, Hirosaki University School of Medicine, Aomori, Japan. PMID: 15782035 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE] Photomed Laser Surg. 2005 Feb;23(1):60-5 OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to assess the long-term effects of low-level laser therapy (LLLT) through a retrospective survey using questionnaires. BACKGROUND DATA: The use of LLLT for chronic pain attenuation has been reported in the international literature for over 20 years. METHODS: We used a series of diode laser systems in which the most effective wavelength was consistently found to be 830 nm with an output power in continuous-wave of 60 mW. Subjects were 1,087 patients treated by LLLT at the Shiroto Clinic from April 1992 to August 1995. Questionnaires were sent to subjects in September and October 1996. RESULTS: The reply rate was 60.9%, comprising 662 questionnaires (265 males, 397 females, mean age of 53.4 years). The total efficacy rating (excellent plus good) immediately after LLLT was 46.8% in men and 47% in women. At the time of the survey, this rose to 73.3% in men and 76.8% in women, with positive effects also recorded on psychosomatic factors such as well-being, physical energy, general fatigue, mental vigor, and emotional […]
Proc. 2nd Congress World Assn for Laser Therapy, Kansas City, September 1998; p. 99-100. The laser reduces muscle spasm and increases the mobility of the muscles. Although the duration of the LLLT effect was limited to one to several hours, it can be applied in conjunction with conventional functional therapies, thereby enhancing the effects of the latter. Asagai Y et al. Application of low reactive-level laser therapy (LLLT) in the functional training of cerebral palsy patients.
Blay A, Blay C C, Groth E B et al. Surg Med Abstract Issue. Am Soc Laser Med Surg Abstracts, 2002 The effects of 680 and 830 nm lasers on osseointegration was studied by Blay. 30 adult rats were divided into three groups; two laser groups and one control. The rats in the two laser groups had pure titanium Frialit-2 implants implanted into each proximal metaphysis of their respective tibias, inserted with a 40 Ncm torque. The initial stability was monitored by means of a resonance frequency analyzer. Ten irradiations were performed, 48 hours apart, 4 J/cm2 on two points, starting immediately after surgery. Resonance frequency analysis indicated a significant difference between frequency values at 3 and 6 weeks, as compared to control. At 6 weeks the removal torque in the laser groups was much higher than in the control group.
Oezdemir F, Birtane M, Kokino S Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation, Medical Faculty of Trakya University, Edirne, Turkey. PMID: 11434469 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE] Clinical Rheumatology (2001) 20(3): 181-184 Pain is a major symptom in cervical osteoarthritis (COA). Low-power laser (LPL) therapy has been claimed to reduce pain in musculoskeletal pathologies, but there have been concerns about this point. The aim of this study was to evaluate the analgesic efficacy of LPL therapy and related functional changes in COA. Sixty patients between 20 and 65 years of age were clinically and radiologically diagnosed COA were included in the study. They were randomized into two equal groups according to the therapies applied, either with LPL or placebo laser. Patients in each group were investigated blindly in terms of pain and pain-related physical finds, such as increased paravertebral muscle spasm, loss of lordosis and range of neck motion restriction before and after therapy. Functional improvements were also evaluated. Pain, paravertebral muscle spasm, lordosis angle, the range of neck motion and function were observed to improve significantly in the LPL group, but no improvement was found in the placebo group. LPL seems to be successful in relieving pain and improving […]