If you’re an orthopedic surgeon, then you know that post-surgery healing is essential to providing better patient outcomes. That’s why laser therapy can be such a valuable tool in your arsenal – it helps to reduce inflammation and swelling, speeding up the healing process. In this blog post, we’ll take a closer look at how laser therapy can benefit patients after surgery. So read on to learn more!
How laser therapy promotes healing
Laser therapy uses very specific wavelengths to interact with body cells, and all body cells have the ability to respond to various light frequencies. Laser therapy provides energy to the body’s cells, so they will produce more adenosine triphosphate (ATP), and this energy is what helps your body heal faster following surgery. In effect, laser therapy reduces inflammation and pain at an affected site, thus speeding up the recovery process, and making the patient much more comfortable.
Injured tissue also is stimulated to faster recovery, and that tends to lessen the time needed for recovery after surgery as well. One of the great things about using laser therapy is that it imparts no after-effects and no symptoms of its own when used on a patient. In fact, no issues have ever been encountered with laser therapy, which is why it is considered a 100 percent safe approach to speeding up recovery after surgery.
The post-surgery laser therapy process
In the post-surgery laser therapy process, the laser heads are placed directly over the area of incision, and the exact wavelength to be used will already be programmed into the laser. Those light waves then penetrate the outer skin without harming it and delve deep into the interior to work on damaged or swollen tissue. At that point, the light waves begin interacting with the body’s cells, and the cells respond to the light waves. The energy created causes better circulation in the area, and more nutrients are sped to the site, which boosts recovery time.
Damaged cells are rejuvenated, and swelling is reduced significantly. Along with the reduction of inflammation comes faster healing because tissues are reduced to normal size and do not inhibit the healing process. A boost to the immune system is also imparted, and laser therapy also stimulates the removal of toxins from the body, contributing in another way to the faster recovery of the surgery patient.
Implementing laser therapy into your practice
Laser therapy has been shown to produce better patient outcomes and speed healing. If you’re not currently using laser therapy in your practice, we urge you to consider adding it. Our team at OrthoLazer can help you get started with laser therapy and answer any questions you may have about this valuable treatment modality. Visit our website today to learn more about how laser therapy can benefit your patients!
OrthoLazer Orthopedic Laser Centers offer patients and their doctors an innovative and effective alternative pain management option to treat acute and chronic orthopedic conditions. Founded by Dr. Scott Sigman – the original opioid-sparing surgeon – our centers further his mission of providing his patients non-operative and non-opioid treatment options. If you’d like more information about OrthoLazer, please visit our website at ortholazer.com.