THERAPEUTIC EFFECTS OF HIGH POWER THERAPEUTIC LASER IN NON OPERATIVE ANTERIOR CRUCIATE LIGAMENT (ACL) TEAR -A RANDOMIZED CLINICAL CONTROL TRAIL

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Gowrishankar Potturi
Ahmad Merajul Hasan Inam
Krishna Reddy Vajrala
Mohd Javed Iqbal
Anjali Agarwal

Keywords

Anterior Cruciate Ligament Tear, High power laser therapy, low intensity pulsed ultra sound, KOOS, IKDC

Abstract

Background: Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL)Tear is an important cause of functional impairment in adults and athletes. An early and efficient  intervention of ACL tear is important because it prevents from developing early Osteoarthritis. This study is aimed at exploring the therapeutic benefits of High power therapeutic laser in non operative ACL tear.


Methodology: The subjects with ACL tear were selected based on the selection criteria and randomly divided in to two groups. Group-A subjects received high power therapeutic laser treatment. Group-B subjects received Low intensity pulsed therapeutic Ultrasound. Both groups were treated for 3 days a week for a total of 8 weeks.


Data Analysis: All the values were tabulated and statistically analyzed by using paired and unpaired t-test. Data analysis revealed significant difference between the two groups in the parameter functional disability.


Conclusion: High power therapeutic laser treatment is effective in reducing pain, early healing and improving functional capabilities  in Subjects with non operative  ACL tear

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