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Ther Interventions

Laser Therapy

QuestionAnswer
Light intensity measured in? mW
Energy density is measured in? J/cm2
What is used to measure laser tx dose? energy density
Physical Effect of Lasers? Promotes ATP production
Physical Effect of Lasers? Promotes collagen production
Physical Effect of Lasers? Modulates inflammation
Physical Effect of Lasers? Inhibits bacterial growth
Physical Effect of Lasers? Promotes vasodilation
Contraindications for Lasers? Direct irradiation of the eyes,Malignancy Within 4-6 months of radiotherapy,Over hemorrhaging regions,Over the thyroid or other endocrine glands
Precautions for Lasers? LB or abdomen during pregnancy,Epiphyseal plates with children,Impaired sensation or cognition,photophobia, Pretreatment with photosensitizers
For larger, more superficial treatment area LED
for superficial to moderately deep areas SLD
for small, more focused deep areas Laser diode
IR wavelength is? 700-1000nm for deeper penetration(30-40mm)
Red light wavelength is? 600-700nm for sperficial penetration(5-10mm)
Laser diode power is generally between? 5-500mW
LED power is generally between? 1-5mW, sometime 30-40mW
SLD power is generally between? 5-35mW, sometimes 90mW
Energy density parameters are? 1.5-20 J/cm2
Energy density for ST healing is? 5-16 J/cm2
Energy density for acute inflammation is? 2-8 J/cm2
Energy density for chronic ST inflammation is? 10-20 J/cm2
Energy density for lymphedema is? 1.5 J/cm2
IR wavelength is? 700-1000nm for deeper penetration(30-40mm)
Red light wavelength is? 600-700nm for sperficial penetration(5-10mm)
Laser diode power is generally between? 5-500mW
LED power is generally between? 1-5mW, sometime 30-40mW
SLD power is generally between? 5-35mW, sometimes 90mW
Energy density parameters are? 1.5-20 J/cm2
Energy density for ST healing is? 5-16 J/cm2
Energy density for acute inflammation is? 2-8 J/cm2
Energy density for chronic ST inflammation is? 10-20 J/cm2
Created by: txst fall 2008