The therapeutic value of low-energy laser (LLLT) for enthesitis in children with juvenile spondyloarthropathies

@inproceedings{Harjaek2008TheTV,
  title={The therapeutic value of low-energy laser (LLLT) for enthesitis in children with juvenile spondyloarthropathies},
  author={Miroslav Harja{\vc}ek and Tomislav Kelava and Lovro Lamot},
  year={2008}
}
Patients and methods In this pilot study we report 20 children with jSpA, diagnosed based on both ESSG and ILAR criteria, which we treated, in addition to standard NSAID therapy, with LLLT. We used gallium-aluminium-arsenide (Ga-Al-As) continued laser (Iskra Medical, Slovenia). The usual location of treatment was AC joints, infrapatelar and/or Achilles' tendon insertions. The effects of therapy were determined using the 100 mm VAS scale for pain reported by patient, before, and 1 month after… CONTINUE READING