Tibial defect is very common musculoskeletal disorder which makes patient painful and uncomfortable. Many studies
about bone regeneration tried to figure out fast bone healing on early phase. It is already known that low level laser
therapy (LLLT) is very convenient and good for beginning of bone disorder. However, light scattering and absorption
obstruct musculoskeletal therapy which need optimal photon energy delivery. This study has used an interstitial laser
probe (ILP) to overcome the limitations of light penetration depth and scattering. Animals (mouse, C57BL/6) were
divided into three groups: laser treated test group 1 (660 nm; power 10 mW; total energy 5 J) and test group 2 (660 nm;
power 20 mW; total energy 10 J); and untreated control group. All animals were taken surgical operation to make tibial
defect on right crest of tibia. The test groups were treated every 48 hours with ILP. Bone volume and X-ray attenuation
coefficient were measured on 0, 14th and 28th day with u-CT after treatment and were used to evaluate effect of LLLT.
Results show that bone volume of test groups has been improved more than control group. X-ray attenuation coefficients
of each groups have slightly different. The results suggest that LLLT combined with ILP may affect on early phase of
bone regeneration and may be used in various musculoskeletal disease in deep tissue layer.
Sangyeob Lee, Myungjin Ha, Donghyun Hwang, Sungkon Yu, Seulki Jang, Jihoon Park, Edalat Radfar, Hansung Kim, and Byungjo Jung, "Effect of interstitial low level laser therapy on tibial defect," Proc. SPIE 9695, Mechanisms of Photobiomodulation Therapy XI, 96950D (Presented at SPIE BiOS: February 13, 2016; Published: 8 March 2016); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2211371.
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