Low-energy helium neon laser treatment of thumb osteoarthritis.

  title={Low-energy helium neon laser treatment of thumb osteoarthritis.},
  author={Jeffrey Rogers Basford and C G Sheffield and Scott D. Mair and Duane M. Ilstrup},
  journal={Archives of physical medicine and rehabilitation},
  volume={68 11},
Eighty-one patients with symptomatic osteoarthritis of the thumb took part in a blinded, controlled study to assess the effectiveness of 0.9 mw continuous wave HeNe laser treatment. The subjects were randomly placed in either a control group or a treatment group. In each group the carpometacarpal (CMC), metacarpophalangeal (MCP), and interphalangeal (IP… CONTINUE READING