The combined treatment effects of therapeutic laser and exercise on tendon repair.

@article{Ng2008TheCT,
  title={The combined treatment effects of therapeutic laser and exercise on tendon repair.},
  author={Gabriel Y. F. Ng and Dicky T C Fung},
  journal={Photomedicine and laser surgery},
  year={2008},
  volume={26 2},
  pages={
          137-41
        }
}
OBJECTIVE In this study we investigated the effects of different intensities of therapeutic laser energy and running exercise, and their combined effects on the repair of Achilles tendons in rats. MATERIALS AND METHODS Thirty-six mature Sprague-Dawley rats that received surgical hemi-transection of their right Achilles tendon were tested. Three laser dosages (4 J/cm2, 1 J/cm2 and 0 J/cm2) and three running periods (30 min, 15 min, and 0 min) resulting in nine different dosage and time groups… CONTINUE READING

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