Laser Treatment of Osteoarthritis in Knees

Clinical Study Demonstrates Cold Super-pulsed Laser Effective in Treating Osteoarthritis

In 2012, a randomized placebo-controlled clinical trial was used to evaluate the effectiveness of therapeutic laser systems on knee pain associated with osteoarthritis.

The therapeutic laser system utilized a dual wavelength, multiple diode laser cluster probe with five super-pulsed 905 nm near-infrared (NIR) laser diodes, each emitting at 40 mW average power and four continuous wave 660 nm visible (VIS) red laser diodes, each emitting at 25 mW.

It was used as an adjunctive modality providing 12 treatments, three times a week to a homogeneous patient population (n = 126), in combination with standardized chiropractic techniques, to evaluate effectiveness on subjects presenting with osteoarthritis and knee pain.

The success criteria for an individual patient in this study were identified as an improvement of 30% or more from baseline to the12th treatment and/or an improvement of 20% or more from baseline to 30-day follow-up evaluation.

In conclusion, the data obtained in the study demonstrated that the therapeutic laser system provided significant pain relief and osteoarthritic improvements in all primary evaluation criteria, with a statistical and clinical significance from baseline to the 30-day follow-up.

If you or someone you know is suffering from knee pain, consider starting a treatment protocol with our Theralase state of the art therapeutic laser system.