Journal articlesThe use of low level laser therapy as a treatment for chronic wounds

The use of low level laser therapy as a treatment for chronic wounds

01/03/06 | Leg Ulcers, Pressure Ulcers | Lydia Jack

Laser therapy is the application of a narrow spectral-width light over injuries or lesions to stimulate healing. It has been found to improve wound-healing rates, and reduce pain and the risk of infection (Gupta et al, 1998). Laser therapy has been used to treat arterial and venous leg ulcers, pressure ulcers, and burns, as well as infected, traumatic and postoperative wounds that are failing to heal (Kleinman et al, 1996).