Accession Number:

ADA445077

Title:

Trauma Induced Pain and Wound Management in Emergency Environment by Low Energy Photonic Therapy

Descriptive Note:

Conference paper

Corporate Author:

INTERNATIONAL MEDICAL INSTRUMENTS INC TORONTO (ONTARIO)

Report Date:

2004-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

37.0

Abstract:

Low Energy Photonic Therapy LEPT is a new non-drug, non-invasive treatment modality for acute trauma and wound healing acceleration that utilizes monochromatic light. Various monochromatic optical sources lasers, laser diodes and light emitting diodes are used for LEPT. LEPT can be applied immediately after trauma. LEPT is administered with a short-term goal to achieve fast resolution of symptoms pain, swelling, and inflammation and function improvement. In the long run, LEPT is expected to result in faster quality healing and function recovery after trauma or surgery. A number of clinical studies on LEPT efficacy for wound healing, pain relief, and musculoskeletal conditions were performed using LEP2000 multi-modality therapeutic system for LEPT IMI Inc., Toronto. A large body of cellular and animal studies suggests that monochromatic light can activate phenomena vital for body healing. The effects induced by monochromatic light in cells could be of substantial magnitude, e.g., a 1.9-fold increase in cellular ATP or 3-fold increase in percentage of dividing fibroblasts and keratinocytes. Animal rat, porcine models confirm substantial by 25-70 acceleration of wound healing by LEPT. In a porcine wound model we discovered immunomodulation phenomena that resulted in faster resolution of systemic inflammation and wound healing in wounded 140 wounds animals treated by LEPT.

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research
  • Optics
  • Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE