The Knee Surgeon

Laser Therapy

Laser therapy for knees is a non-invasive regenerative medicine approach that involves using low-level laser therapy (LLLT) or high-power laser therapy (HPLT) to reduce pain and inflammation and promote tissue healing in the knee joint.

During the procedure, a handheld device is used to apply laser energy to the affected area, such as the knee joint. The laser energy penetrates the skin and is absorbed by the underlying tissues, where it can stimulate cellular activity and promote tissue repair and regeneration. This can lead to reduced pain and inflammation and improved tissue function over time.

Laser therapy is often used to treat knee conditions such as osteoarthritis, tendinitis, and ligament injuries. The procedure is minimally invasive and typically requires little downtime, with most patients able to return to normal activities within a few days.

While laser therapy has shown promise as a treatment for knee conditions, the effectiveness of the treatment can vary depending on the individual patient’s condition, the severity of their symptoms, and other factors. Some studies have suggested that laser therapy may be effective in reducing pain and improving function in patients with knee osteoarthritis, while other research has shown mixed results.

Laser therapy is generally considered safe and well-tolerated, with minimal risk of adverse reactions or complications. However, as with any medical procedure, it is important for patients to discuss the risks and benefits of laser therapy with their healthcare provider before undergoing the treatment.