Simunovic Z, Trobonjaca T, Trobonjaca Z Laser Center, Locarno, Switzerland. firstname.lastname@example.org 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 […]
DETROIT, March 26, 2003 MicroLight’s patented “cold” laser treatment of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome has been featured in the Detroit Daily News, in an article by Maureen McDonald on repetitive stress ailments. Dr. Chadwick Smith and Dr. Wayne Good, both members of MicroLight’s Medical Advisory Board, are interviewed in the article. To read the complete text, click here.
Simunovic Z, Ivankovich AD, Depolo A. Department of Anesthesiology, La Caritá Medical Center, Laser Center, Locarno, Switzerland. email@example.com PMID: 11800105 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE] Journal of Clinical Laser Medicine and Surgery (2000) Apr;18(2):67-73 The main objective was to assess the efficacy of low level laser therapy (LLLT) on wound healing in rabbits and humans. The initial research was a randomized controlled animal study, to evaluate the effects of laser irradiation on the healing of surgical wounds in rabbits. The application of LLLT on the human body is analogous to those of similar physiologic structure in animal tissue. This study was continued on humans, 74 patients with injuries to the following anatomic locations: ankle and knee, bilaterally, Achilles tendon; epicondylitis; shoulder; wrist; interphalangeal joints of hands, unilaterally. All patients has surgery prior to LLLT. Two laser devices were used: infrared diode laser (GaAIAs) 830 nm continuous wave for treatment of trigger points (TPs) and HeNe 632.8 nm combined with diode laser 904 nm pulsed wave for scanning procedure. Both were applied as monotherapy during the study. Results were observed and measured according to these clinical parameters: redness, heat, pain, swelling and loss of function, and finally submitted to statistical […]
By KYW NewsRadio PHILADELPHIA – Oct. 16, 2002 – Medical Specialist Stephanie Stahl reports there is a new alternative for those who suffer from Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. Repetitive hand movement causes tendons in the hand and wrist to swell, pressing on a nerve. That pressure causes pain, numbness, and tingling, resulting in Carpal Tunnel Syndrome – a condition that has become the leading cause of disability in this country. “You’re constantly saying ‘what’s the matter with my hands?’ You’re shaking them, you’re rubbing them – just doing anything and everything you can to keep them awake,” explains local sufferer Kathy Kish. Kish says that is how she felt until she underwent high-tech treatment with the ML830® Laser. Dr. Mark Brown, a chiropractor, explains how it works: “It just sends bursts of laser light into the tissue and on a cellular level they respond like a bud that would open up to a flower – just speeds up the healing process.” Brown says the laser is unlike other lasers because it doesn’t burn the skin, and claims the treatment “works very, very well” yielding “fantastic results.” Kish agrees, telling Stahl the treatment enabled her to sleep through the night for […]