- Conference date: 31 October–1 November 2008
- Location: Florence (Italy)
Objective: The aim of this study was to determine the outcomes of Low Intensity Laser Therapy (LILT) on wound healing for patients presenting with pain, compromised neurological and physical function and tissue damage associated with vascular/diabetic ulcerations of the lower extremity. Methods: A retrospective case review of six patients treated with LILT (GaAlAs SLD, 660 nm, 750 mW, GaAlAs SLD, 840 nm, 1,500 mW, GaAlAs laser, 830 nm, 75 mW, ) was conducted of clinical features including pain, measured by visual analogue scale (VAS), motor function, measured by range of motion (ROM) and visual outcome, measured by wound dimensions for six patients ( 5 males, 1 female; ). Results: Significant progress with regard to alleviation of pain improvements in motor function epithelialization (wound closure ) and complete wound closure was achieved. No recurrence of pathology at least one month post cessation of therapy was evident (x̄% reduction in wound ). Conclusions: LILT achieved consistent, effective and clear endpoints, was cost effective, created no adverse effects and ultimately led to the salvage of extremities.
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