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Monochromatic Infrared Photo Energy versus Low Level Laser Therapy in Patients with Knee Osteoarthritis

Tarek Anmar, PT, PhD
Lasers Med Sci 2014; 5(4):176-82

 

Study Summary

The 60 patients who qualified for this study were diagnosed with chronic pain and osteoarthritis. 30 patients received Anodyne, physical therapy and home exercise. The other 30 patients received infrared laser, physical therapy and home exercise.  All patients received 12 treatments rendered 2 times per week for 6 weeks.

 

Results

90 percent of patient receiving Anodyne, in the manner described in the study, experienced knee pain relief, including:

  • A 51% decrease in knee pain compared to a 45% decrease with laser
  • 60% improvement in lower extremity function compared to a 30% improvement in the laser treated group
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Monochromatic Infrared Photo Energy in Patients with Knee Osteoarthritis

Tarek A. Anmar, PT, PhD
Bull. Fac. Ph.Th.Cairo Univ., Vol. 15, No. (2) Jul. 2010

 

Study Summary

The 40 patients who qualified for this study were diagnosed with chronic knee pain and osteoarthritis.  20 patients received Anodyne, physical therapy and home exercise. The other 20 patients received hot pack, ultrasound, physical therapy and home exercise. Both groups of patients received 12 total treatments.

 

Results

Patients receiving Anodyne (as described in the study) experienced knee pain relief, including:

  • 57% reduction in their knee pain
  • 36% improvement in the 6 minute walk test
  • 51% improvement in the Lower Extremity Functional Index
  • All measured results in the patients receiving Anodyne were significantly better than those receiving the alternative treatment
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