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What is Laser?

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To put it simply, laser is artificially focused light of the same wavelength. You will be familiar with laser applications from other fields. When used for different purposes, different wavelengths (nm) and energy strengths (watts) are used. High energy lasers are used in surgeries (eye; spine) and less energy lasers to cure inflammation.

What does Laser do in tissue?

  1. stimulation 
(acceleration of cell proliferation, improvement and increase of cell metabolism, stimulation of mitochondria, energy suppliers of cells)
  2. increase in lymphatic and venous microcirculation 
(thus reducing peritendinous oedema, inflammatory reaction and improving tissue supply)
  3. change of the pain perception of the superficial pain receptors 
(increase of the pain threshold by temperature increase of the skin receptors)

Laser therapy stimulates important regulatory processes in the body and has the following effects

  • anti-inflammatory
  • edematous
  • Acceleration of lymph drainage
  • circulatory
  • wound-healing-promoting
  • analgesic

Which laser is used in our practice?

We work with an Opton laser of the company Zimmer. This device can be varied in energy density and can also be used in deeper tissue layers. Two wavelengths with different biological effects are available. The longer wavelength (980 nm) has an analgesic effect, the shorter wavelength (810 nm) stimulates the repair processes of the cells and the microcirculation. Both wavelengths are used simultaneously. The output is 3 - 7 watts.

When is laser treatment necessary?

Laser therapy is a safe procedure used to treat inflamed tissue (muscles, tendons, joints). But also in pain therapy (acupuncture laser), for injuries, poorly healing wounds and ulcers or for inflammatory skin and mucous membrane diseases.

Application areas for laser therapy

  • Sprains
  • Inflammations
  • Strains
  • Muscle fiber tears
  • Tendon overloads
  • Haematomas
  • Oedemas
  • Tennis elbow
  • Achilles tendonitis
  • Heel pain with and without heel spur
  • Disc prolapse Lumbar spine / Cervical spine / Thoracic spine
  • Treatment procedure of wound healing disorders

If you have any further questions regarding costs, assumption of costs and implementation, please do not hesitate to contact our staff at any time.

Orthopedics in the Rheinauhafen

Im Zollhafen 6
50678 Cologne

+49 221 96889493info@e0e052fd30e742c7b32f99e7d283ef4dorthopaede-koeln.de