20Jan 2017

Pulsed Nd: YAGLaser versus Ultrasound in Treatment of Osteoporosis.

  • Associate Professor Physical Therapy, Faculty of Applied Medical Science, Umm Al-Qura University, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
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Background: Osteoporosis characterized by low bone mass and micro architectural deterioration of bone tissue, leading to enhanced bone fragility and a consequent increase in fracture risk. Objective: the aim of this study was to compare between pulsed high-intensity laser (HILT) and pulsed ultrasound (PUS) in treatment of osteoporosis in men. Method: Sixty male patients their age between 40- 65 years included in this study, the patients divided randomly into three equal groups. Laser group (LG,n=20), ultrasound group (USG,n=20), twenty patients and control group (CG,n=20). Patients in Laser and ultrasound groups received treatment for 12 weeks on the lumbar spine according to designed protocol ten minutes three times a week but the control groupdid not receive any treatment. Patients in the three groups evaluated at the beginning of the study and after completion using the DXA device for measuring the bone density and the results will be compared in the three groups.Results: The result of our study showed that there was significant improvement in bone density in LG and USG without significant difference between HILT and US. Conclusion: LASER and US was an effective physiotherapy modality in treatment of osteoporosis and improve bone mineral density.

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[Anwar Abdel gayed Ebid and Ali Abd El Monsif Thabet. (2017); Pulsed Nd: YAGLaser versus Ultrasound in Treatment of Osteoporosis. Int. J. of Adv. Res. 5 (1). 936-941] (ISSN 2320-5407). www.journalijar.com

Anwar Abdelgayed Ebid
Associate Professor Physical Therapy, Faculty of Applied Medical Science, Umm Al-Qura University, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia


Article DOI: 10.21474/IJAR01/2836       DOI URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.21474/IJAR01/2836

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