1.) Read Alberta Laser Rehabilitation Centre’s successful case in treating Lisfranc Fracture.
2.) Fracture on the Mid-Third of the Left Tibia
The stimulating effect of low level laser phototherapy on bone healing has been shown in a number of in vitro and animal studies. However, the effect of LLLT on the bone healing in human has not been previously wide demonstrated. The article reports an accidentally injury pattern and reported as fractures of the mid third of the left tibia.
The purpose of this case study was to demonstrate the biological effects of low-level laser therapy (LLLT) on tibial fractures treated surgically using radiographic, examinations. CASE REPORT: The case hospitalized for conventional surgery and followed by applying Low Level Laser Therapy LLLT to enhance and accelerate the bone fracture healing of the left tibia using the effect of laser bio-stimulation. Radiological x-ray imaging evaluation follow up for our case showed a significant bone healing rate as result of exposure of Diode Laser 650 nm with energy density of 5 J/cm 2 three times/week for one month. Radiographic findings revealed no significant fracture callus thickness difference before using LLLT however, the fractures showed significant callus formation after using LLLT.
The study suggests that LLLT accelerates the process of fracture repair or cause increases in callus volume
Keywords: Low Level Laser, Laser bio-stimulation, and bone fractures healing
I. Introduction Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) is quickly becoming the first line of attack in pain control and tissue healing in rehabilitation medicine. It is safe, painless, quick and easy to apply and results are often immediate with no side effects.  Low-level laser therapy (LLLT) is a biophysical form of intervention in the fracture-repair process, which, through several mechanisms, accelerates the healing of fractures and enhances callus formation. The effect of laser on fracture healing is controversial. Some authors affirm that LLLT can accelerate bone formation by increasing osteoblastic activity. The objective of our study was to evaluate the effect of laser therapy on fracture healing.  Low-level laser therapy is a clinically well established tool for enhancement of wound healing. In vitro studies have also shown that low level laser therapy has a biostimulatory effect on cells of different origin  Bone healing differs from that of soft tissues because of its morphology and composition. Usually the healing process of bone is slower than that of soft tissues . Several previous reports have shown that the use of laser photobiomodulation improves the treatment of bone defects.  It is possible that LLLT effect on bone regeneration depends not only on the total dose of irradiation, but also on the irradiation time and the irradiation mode (Continuous or Pulsed).  Low-level laser therapy is the application of red and near infrared light over injuries or wounds to improve soft tissue healing and relieve both acute and chronic p a i n . Low-level t h e r a p y u s e s cold (sub thermal) laser light energy to direct bio-stimulative light energy to the body’s cells without injuring or damaging them in any way. The therapy is precise and accurate; and offers safe and effective treatment for a wide variety of conditions. The energy range of low level laser light lies between 1 and 500 mW (milli watts), while for surgical lasers the energy range lies between 3000 and 10000 mWLow-level lasers, applied in the red spectral region and near infrared regions, promote cellular photobiomodulation effects and therapeutic responses induced by photochemical, photoelectric and photoenergetic reactions. Submitted date 31 May 2013 Accepted Date: 06 June 2013 Laser Evoked Bio-stimulation for Bone Fracture Healing (Case Report Study)
The most commercially available lasers are the Helium-Neon (He-Ne), emitting wavelengths of 632.8 nm, and the semiconductor diodes, such as gallium- arsenide (GaAs) and gallium-aluminum- arsenide (GaAlAs), emitting wavelength of 650 and 830 nm, respectively. Their characteristics include the absence of thermal and deleterious effects to the human body, promoting bio-stimulation of cells and thereby improving regenerative capacity. [1-5] This paper reports recent follow up for tibia bone fracture case with delayed fracture healing, reporting the observations on the effect of LLLT on bone fracture healing.
II. Clinical Case
This was a 45 years-old male with left poliomyelitis victim of accidentally falling at home presenting injury at the mid third of the left tibia. At clinical examination, distal pulses were present, and n o peripheralneurological deficit was found. X-ray at anteroposterior and lateral plan e of t h e l eft t i bi a sh owed longitudinal oblique fractures at middle third of the tibia, associated with fracture of the neck of the left fibula (fig1). The patient ha s been hospitalized for internal fixation of the middle third fracture of left tibia by Dynamic Compression Plate DCP (10 holes and 9 screws)
Fig (1) showed longitudinal oblique fracture at the mid third of the tibia.
III. Results & Discussion:
Normally, t h e callus formation starts fixation then we can\note it radiologically at the second week post surgery. The expected healing time for this case is from 6 – 8 weeks. The controlled x-ray at 8 weeks showed just some callus formation with delayed healing fig (2)
Fig (2) showed delayed bone healing & callusformation.
Laser Evoked Bio-stimulation for Bone Fracture Healing (Case Report Study) So we have continued follow up the case by using Low Leve Laser Therapy LLLT application for bone healing bio- stimulation. LLLT sessions were used applying energy density 5 J/cm 2 (6-7).
Fig (3) showed x-ray of complete healing at 12 week post surgery (4 weeks after LLLT application)
The controlled x-ray at 12 week post surgery (4 weeks after LLLT application), showed good callus formation with great healing evidence fig (3). In agreement with the present work Kazem et.al, 2010 demonstrated that the use of laser could enhance callus development in the early stage of the healing process, with doubtful improvement in biomechanical properties of the healing bone; therefore, laser therapy may be recommended as an additional treatment in non-union fractures in humans.  In accordance with Pereira CL, et.al., 2009 who stated that Low-intensity laser therapy did not affect the area of bone formed within the threads, but it may improve bone-to-implant contact BIC in rabbit tibiae. This implies the important of im pr oving BIC especially in som e fractures that need good BIC.  AboElsaad NS, et.al., 2009 have confirmed the positive effect of soft laser (LLLT) in accelerating bone regeneration, which have been showed in our study. 
The results of this case study suggest that LILT significantly accelerates bone regeneration and healing in humans. The irradiation parameters and protocol used in this study were successful in decreasing treatment time. As a consequence, future perspectives of this work are decreased treatment costs and less discomfort for the patient. Further studies are still required to explain the mechanisms of LILT and more clinical trials are necessary to optimize treatment parameters.
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