Low level laser therapy for wound healing

Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research (AHFMR) HTA Report #19.

A request for information about the use of low level laser therapy (LLLT) to assist wound healing was received from the Capital Health Authority (CHA). This technology has been increasingly used within the Edmonton area, with somewhat different approaches being taken by individual operators. The concern was whether there was any scientific evidence to show the effectiveness of LLLT in accelerating the wound healing process. As well, the CHA was lacking formalized protocols that would detail dosage parameters and proper timing or sequencing of laser exposure to the various phases of wound healing.

NOTE: In 2006 the Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research HTA unit moved to IHE. Documents produced in and prior to 2006 have different formats; the format was determined by the agency for which the document was produced.

Publication Type: Health Technology Assessments /
Systematic Reviews

Year of Publication: 1999

Topics: Therapy

Authors: Wendy Schneider, David Hailey

ISBN (print): 1-896956-22-X

ISSN: 1704-1090

ISSN (online): 1704-1104