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LOW LEVEL LASER Treatment for Osteo- arthritis of the Hand FDA Study ANMA Las Vegas July, 2008. Dr. Larry Lytle BS, DDS, PhD Low Level Laser Consultant Rapid City, SD. Osteoarthritis. Defined 60 million people - 80% over 75 Yrs. are affected

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low level laser treatment for osteo arthritis of the hand fda study anma las vegas july 2008
LOW LEVEL LASER Treatment for Osteo- arthritis of the Hand FDA StudyANMA Las Vegas July, 2008

Dr. Larry Lytle BS, DDS, PhD

Low Level Laser Consultant

Rapid City, SD

osteoarthritis
Osteoarthritis
  • Defined
  • 60 million people - 80% over 75 Yrs. are affected
  • Diagnosis –x-rays-clinical osteophyte formation –bony sclerosis
treatment
TREATMENT
  • DRUGS

COX-2 anti-inflammatory

NSAID -nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory

Aspirin - Acetaminophen -Tylenol

  • Surgery – Joint Replacement
  • Alternatives - Supplements
objective of study
Objective of Study
  • Determine the effectiveness of the Q Laser System in controlling symptoms of Osteoarthritis of the Hand
  • Over the Counter
  • Placebo controlled
subjects
SUBJECTS
  • 45 Test Group
  • 46 Placebo
  • Four Investigators
  • 3 Years
subject screening
SUBJECT SCREENING
  • American College of Rheumatology (ACR) Classification Criteria for Osteoarthritis of the Hand
  • Radiographic analysis.
  • Clinical Examination and Symptoms
  • Range of Motion
  • Exclusions
instruments
INSTRUMENTS
  • Q Laser System

**Q1000 -8 LEDs and 12

5 mW laser diodes arranged to form 6 direct soliton waves and 32 indirect soliton waves

**Ultra Probe - single diode 50 mW continuous beam enhancer probe

procedure
PROCEDURE
  • The Q1000 Laser or the placebo were applied to proprioceptive points as shown in following slides for one minute each on days 1,3,5,7,and 9.
  • Applied the Ultra Enhancer Probe for 30 seconds to acupoints for the five treatment days
  • Applied the Ultra Probe to each of the ten knuckles for 30 seconds on each of the five treatment days
slide13

RESULTS

Results from baseline to day 10

slide14

RESULTS

VAS Results from baseline – day 10 and day 42

results
Results

Michigan Hand Outcomes Questionnaire (MHQ)

(1) overall hand function

(2) activities of daily living (ADLs): treated hand and both hands combined

(3) pain

(4) work performance

(5) aesthetics

(6) patient satisfaction with hand function

results1
Results
  • SATISFACTION ASSESSMENT

Very Satisfied

Somewhat Satisfied

Neither Satisfied nor Dissatisfied

Not Very Satisfied

Not at All Satisfied

results2
Results
  • Ease of Use
  • 89.02% of subjects responded ‘very easy.
  • Instructions
  • 95.12% of subjects responded ‘very easy.’.’
results3
Results

Overall success using the Q Laser System for treating Osteoarthritis ranged from 69% to 85%. It is doubtful that any other treatment can achieve this high of success and at a nominal daily cost

workshop
WORKSHOP

Capri Room

10:00

Sunday

slide28

Proton-Neutron-Electron

Newtonian Description

proton
Proton
  • Number of protons produces different magnetic fields
  • 20 protons = calcium atom
  • 79 protons = gold atom
  • 1 proton = hydrogen atom
  • An atom cannot gain or lose a proton
slide31
ION
  • Hydrogen ion is a hydrogen atom (single proton) that loses its electron and is positively charged
  • Atom that gains or loses an electron and becomes either positively or negatively charged is an ion
slide32
pH
  • Stands for “potential hydrogen”
  • pH is determined by the amount of hydrogen ions present
  • More hydrogen ions = acid
  • Fewer hydrogen ions = alkaline
redox potential
Redox Potential

Describes the quality of a system measured in millivolts either as

Electron rich referred to as reduced

Electron poor referred to oxidized

Which in turn regulates the system

photons
PHOTONS
  • Are small packets of light energy in the form of a wave element with a defined wavelength & a frequency related to that wavelength
laser energy
Laser Energy

Coherent

Monochromatic

wavelength color
Wavelength = Color

Wavelength

Blue Light

Wavelength

Red Light

slide37

Cosmic Rays

  • Gamma Rays
  • X-Rays
  • Ultraviolet
  • Visible Light
  • Infrared
  • Microwaves
  • Radio waves
  • .0000000001
  • .000000001
  • .000001
  • .00001
  • .0005
  • .01
  • 10
  • 10,000

Wavelength

In

Millimeters

Lasers are measured in Nanometers

frequency
FREQUENCY
  • Pulse Frequency or

Number of pulses per second

Altered by movement

constructive interference
CONSTRUCTIVE INTERFERENCE

When the combined amplitude of waves is greater than individual amplitude, the signal gets stronger.

harmonic resonance
Harmonic Resonance

Is the same thing as constructive interference

destructive interference
DESTRUCTIVE INTERFERENCE

When one wave is peaking & the other is troughing, they cancel each other out

out of resonance
Out of Resonance

When the waves are not converging and cancel each other

laser output power
Laser Output Power
  • Measured in milliwatts (mW)
  • Higher power output over similar area = higher power density
  • Variation of Output Power affects results
power density
Power Density
  • Light concentration-Energy Density – W/cm2
  • More power is not better
  • Body sets up impedance, or polarizes against, too much power and becomes less effective
joules
Joules
  • Measurement of energy delivered by a laser-Dose
  • Formula:

Output x Time ÷ Area

slide49
Dose
  • Measured in J/CM2 is the Energy Density of the photons emitted
penetration
Penetration
  • The ability to get laser energy deep into the tissue is a key to success
how laser energy heals
HOW LASER ENERGY HEALS
  • Low Level Lasers re-energize sick and injured cellular membranes allowing nutrients to pass through.
best laser results
Best Laser Results
  • STIMULATE
    • Nerves, bone, joints, tendons, cartilage & ligaments
  • RESONATE
    • Muscles, organs, glands
  • Acupoint Therapy with the right laser
uses of low level lasers
Uses of Low Level Lasers?
  • Better answered by asking “What CAN’T Low Level Lasers be used for?
  • Answer: Nothing!
final quote
Final Quote

“You cannot unknow what you now know”

Dr. Larry Lytle

book signing
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&

Energy Transcendence

Both books for $25

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