Comparison of the effects of laser, ultrasound, and combined laser plus ultrasound treatments in experimental tendon healing


DEMIR H., MENKU P., Kirnap M. , CALIS M. , Ikizceli I.

LASERS IN SURGERY AND MEDICINE, vol.35, no.1, pp.84-89, 2004 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 35 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Doi Number: 10.1002/lsm.20046
  • Title of Journal : LASERS IN SURGERY AND MEDICINE
  • Page Numbers: pp.84-89
  • Keywords: laser, ultrasound, tendon healing, physical medicine, rat, HELIUM-NEON LASER, THERAPEUTIC ULTRASOUND, ACHILLES-TENDON, PULSED ULTRASOUND, TENSILE-STRENGTH, SKELETAL-MUSCLE, RATS, IRRADIATION, REPAIR, IMPROVES

Abstract

Background and Objective: Therapeutic ultrasound (US) and laser (L) treatments accelerate and facilitate wound healing, and also have beneficial effects on tendon healing. This randomized control study was designed to evaluate the effects of low-intensity US and low-level laser therapy (LLLT) on tendon healing in rats.