A new technique, the so-called percutaneous interstitial laser therapy (with the use of a sterile catheter), allows the laser light to be used even deeper in the tissue, for successful treatment of slipped discs and spinal stenoses.
Using this technique, considerably improved therapeutic results are obtained, because it is possible to achieve a penetration depth of up to 12 cm in this way. Also green and blue lasers, which are normally already absorbed on the surface of the tissue, can be used deep in the tissue and can develop their anti-inflammatory effect.
In addition to use for interstitial laser therapy, the new technology also enables direct intra-articular treatment of injured joints (e.g. knee or shoulder joint).
PRP (platelet-rich or thrombocyte-rich plasma) is a modern therapy approach for strengthening autologous cell regeneration and activating the body's own growth factors, cytokines and stem cells.
PRP is obtained easily and safely by centrifugation from patient’s whole blood. Thrombocytes contain a large amount of different growth factors and cytokines, which in turn have regenerating effects on the tissue. Injections of PRP into the affected tissue stimulate cell production, angiogenesis and formation of connective tissue. Also, proliferation of stem cells, fibroblasts and mononuclear leucocytes is induced. The autogenous treatment has analgesic, anti-inflammatory and wound-healing accelerating effects, is versatile and can be used in orthopedics (osteoarthritis, bone regeneration), sports medicine (tendinopathies, fractures, tissue repair) and aesthetic medicine (skin rejuvenation, hair loss). The whole procedure takes no longer than 20 minutes. There are no risks or side effects for the patient.
PRP therapy can be combined with interstitial and intra-articular laser therapy very successfully. Due to the regenerative cellular effects of laser light treatment outcomes can be improved significantly.
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