Photobiomodulation of surgical wound dehiscence in a diabetic individual by low-level laser therapy following median sternotomy

Snehil Dixit, Arun Maiya, Shashikiran Umakanth, Shirish Borkar

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Abstract

In this single case study, we attempt to outline the possible effect of low-level laser therapy (LLLT) on delayed wound healing and pain in chronic dehiscent sternotomy of a diabetic individual. The methods that were employed to evaluate changes pre and post irradiation were wound photography, wound area measurement, pressure ulcer scale of healing (PUSH), and visual analogue scale (VAS) for pain. After irradiation, proliferation of healthy granulation tissue was observed with decrease in scores of PUSH for sternal dehiscence and VAS for bilateral shoulders and sternal dehiscence. We found that LLLT irradiation could be a novel method of treatment for chronic sternal dehiscence following coronary artery bypass grafting, as it augments wound healing with an early closure of the wound deficit. Hence, this might be translated into an early functional rehabilitation and decreased pain perception of an individual following surgical complication.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)71-75
Number of pages5
JournalIndian Journal of Palliative Care
Volume19
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01-01-2013

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Surgical Wound Dehiscence
Sternotomy
Pressure Ulcer
Wound Healing
Wounds and Injuries
Pain Perception
Granulation Tissue
Photography
Pain Measurement
Visual Analog Scale
Coronary Artery Bypass
Chronic Pain
Rehabilitation
Low-Level Light Therapy

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Health Policy
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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