Low-level laser (light) therapy in tendon healing in in vitro and in vivo models

Lucas F. De Freitas, Michael R. Hamblin

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This chapter presents a literature review of the most recent studies on the application of low-level laser (or light) therapy (LLLT) in tendon healing. The results published so far point to the establishment of efficient non-invasive therapeutic approaches to decrease the time taken by an injured tendon to go back to normality and regain its full biomechanical properties. The outcomes of these approaches depend on the laser parameters as well as the application protocol parameters, which are not always same among the several authors of the field.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHandbook of Low-Level Laser Therapy
PublisherPan Stanford Publishing Pte. Ltd.
Number of pages18
ISBN (Electronic)9789814669610
ISBN (Print)9789814669603
Publication statusPublished - 31 Jul 2016
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine
  • General Biochemistry,Genetics and Molecular Biology
  • General Engineering
  • General Materials Science
  • General Physics and Astronomy


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