How Low Level Laser Treatment Has Provided Game Changing Improvements in our Orthopaedic Medicine Outcomes: Data from our Prospective Studies

Day 2: Laser in Regenerative Therapy and Pain Management
02 Feb 2019
12:15 - 13:00

How Low Level Laser Treatment Has Provided Game Changing Improvements in our Orthopaedic Medicine Outcomes: Data from our Prospective Studies

In our practice Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) injections effectively reduce pain in most but not all arthritic patients. However, for patients who fail PRP treatment, no good alternative currently exists except total joint replacement surgery. For our study we hypothesized that intra-articular laser treatment would be an effective augmentation to PRP injection and would increase its efficacy in patients who had failed prior PRP injection alone. The results show that intra-articular laser therapy in conjunction with PRP has significant efficacy in reducing arthrosis symptoms for six months in some patients who had failed prior PRP injection for the knee, hip, gleno-humeral and first carpo-metacarpal joints.