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Low-level laser therapy with pulsed infrared laser accelerates third-degree burn healing process in rats

Ali Ezzati, MD, et al.

Figure. Diagram of location of burns in rat model.

Burn injury is a constant source of morbidity and mortality in the military environment. Recent research indicates that the burn wound is a dynamic structure of which its ultimate extent is modifiable by manipulations of the local anatomic and molecular environment. Low-level laser therapy (LLLT) has been used successfully to accelerate wound healing in nonhealing defects. However, optimal parameters of LLLT for burn healing are still discussed. Hence, our study compared effects of different energy densities of LLLT at 890 nm in rats.

Volume 46 Number 4, 2009
   Pages 543 — 554

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