Two low invasive laser technologies for treatment of degenerative-dystrophic bone diseases in children are presented.
The first is the transcutaneous laser osteoperforation developed by us and initially applied for treatment of different
inflammatory and traumatic diseases (osteomyelitides, osteal and osteoarticular panaritiums, delayed unions, false joints,
and others). Now the technology was applied to treatment of aseptic osteonecrosis of different localizations in 134
children aged from 1 to 16 years, including 56 cases with necrosis of femoral head (Legg-Calve-Perthes disease), 42 with
necrosis of 2nd metatarsal bone head (Kohler II disease), and 36 with necrosis of tibial tuberosity (Osgood–Schlatter
disease). The second technology is the laser intracystic thermotherapy for treatment of bone cysts. The method was
applied to 108 children aged from 3 to 16 years with aneurismal and solitary cysts of different localizations. In both
technologies a 970 nm diode laser was used. The suggested technologies increase the efficiency of treatment, reduce its
duration, can be performed on outpatient basis, which resulted in great economical effect.