Low level laser therapy in acute dehiscence saphenectomy: therapeutic proposal

Nathali Cordeiro Pinto Mara Helena Corso Pereira Noedir Antônio Groppo Stolf Maria Cristina Chavantes About the authors

Dehiscence is a feared complication after major surgeries. Patient who had undergone coronary artery bypass grafting developed saphenectomy's dehiscence on lower limb with edema and pain on the 15th postoperative day. Conventional treatment had been initially performed without clinical improvement. On the 30th postoperative day only Low Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) was applied punctually around surgical wounds edge. The results revealed granulated tissue, reduction of inflammatory process and analgesic effect since the first application. In this pilot study, LLLT has shown a considerable role as a wound healing agent, through a new proposal for efficient, safe and noninvasive therapy.

Laser therapy, low-level; Surgical wound dehiscence; Wound healing


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