Laser Therapy Proves Promising to Treat Femur Fractures
At Law Offices of Fernando D. Vargas we have helped many clients dealing with broken bones, including femur fractures. In the past few years, we have seen an increase in how laser therapy has been used within the medical industry, including on broken bones. Keep reading to learn more. If you would like to talk to an attorney about your injury or your personal injury accident please contact Law Offices of Fernando D. Vargas at 909-982-0707 for a free consultation.
Current Research on Laser Therapy for Femur Fractures
Lasers have long been used to help with pain and inflammation but this technology is now being used for both acute and chronic conditions. A journal called Lasers in Medial Science has published a study done by researchers who looked at experiments with bone fractures and lasers. They found that bone fractures, most especially the serious ones that occur when the femur is injured, can be helped with laser therapy.
Laser Therapy within the Medical Field
Doctors with many different specialties use laser therapy. The therapy is essentially using a process that is called photobiomodulation. Essentially, photons from the laser get into various tissues in the area of the body that is being treated. These photons, once they are in the tissues, interact with cellular organelles like mitochondria. When this happens, the lasers trigger a boost in cellular metabolism. The cells then work faster, which then helps accelerate healing.
What the Femur Research Looks Like
This particular group of researchers focused on 60 animals that had femur fractures. The researchers divided said animals into two groups: One that would receive low-level laser therapy and the other that did not receive any. The researchers then followed the animals for several weeks to see if there was new bone formation or other evidence of boosted cellular activity.
They found that the animals that had received the low-level laser therapy recovered faster than those that did not receive the therapy. There was an increase in bone formation, indications of more proteins that build bones, and reduced inflammation in the group that received laser therapy. The researchers hope that this is all an indication that the laser therapy will work similarly for humans though that testing has not yet begun.
Have You Suffered a Femur Fracture in an Accident? Talk to an Attorney
If you have been involved in an accident during which you suffered a femur fracture or another type of bone fracture, we recommend you contact a personal injury attorney to find out what your options are. You can reach Law Offices of Fernando D. Vargas at 909-982-0707 for a free legal consultation. We look forward to helping you find the best way to handle your legal rights and to recover the compensation you are eligible for.