The Efficacy of Low-Power Lasers in Tissue Repair and Pain Control: A Meta-Analysis Study

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Objective: We used statistical meta-analysis to determine the overall treatment effects of laser phototherapy on tissue repair and pain relief.Background Data: Low-power laser devices were first used as a form of therapy more than 30 years ago. However, their efficacy in reducing pain or promoting tissue repair remains questionable. Methods: Following a literature search, studies meeting our inclusion criteria were identified and coded. Then, the effect size of laser treatment, that is, Cohen's d, was calculated from each study using standard meta-analysis procedures.

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Original Article Source Credits: Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers,

Article Written By:  Chukuka S. Enwemeka, Jason C. Parker, David S. Dowdy, Erin E. Harkness, Leif E. Harkness, and Lynda D. Woodruff

Original Article Posted on:  16 Nov 2004

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