Category: Knee

The Effect of Low-Level Laser in Knee Osteoarthritis: A Double-Blind, Randomized, Placebo-Controlled Trial

Since Endre Mester began his pioneering investigations, numerous clinical and basic research studies have demonstrated the physiological effects and medical applicability of low-level laser therapy (LLLT). Its application was initiated based on previous work that demonstrated properties of low-level laser that exert a positive influence on fibroblast and osteoblast proliferation, collagen synthesis, and bone regeneration. In vivo examinations have also shown that LLLT significantly stimulates the activity of alcalic phosphatase and calcium accumulation.

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Efficacy of class IV diode laser on pain and dysfunction in patients with knee osteoarthritis- a randomized placebo-control trial

The most commonly involved joint is the knee with impaired life quality and associated morbidity. Knee OA commonly affects the elderly, and especially women. One-third of the people aged 65 years and older have knee OA, which is evident by radiography. The incidence of the OA tends to increase with aging, with increasing pain and disability of the lower limb, which can seriously affect one’s life activities.

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