Laser for Fractures

July 13, 2017

Laser for Fractures

Fractures can occur in all walks of life and are an extremely common sports related injury.
Laser has been found to be extremely beneficial in speeding up the recovery of fractures increasing the recovery time by approximately 60%.

How it works

Low-level laser therapy (LLLT) is a biophysical form of intervention in the fracture-repair process, which, through several mechanisms, accelerates the healing of fractures and enhances callus formation by enhancing of ATP production.  This triggers an effect which ultimately helps with bone regeneration and the healing of the fracture.

Why Use Laser (LLLT)?
Laser is noninvasive meaning it requires no surgery.  The laser targets the damaged tissue by penetrating the skin.   Drugs are often used to treat fractures but these can have harmful side effects.  Medically speaking we are still quite limited on how to treat fractures.  Setting and using a cast takes a great deal of time and in most cases people want to become mobile as quickly as possible.   Laser can greatly help speed up this recovery and as the technology improves in the future it is most likely the recovery time will as well.