Low Level Laser and Plasma Rich Platelets in Treatment of Hamstrings Strain

Omar Medhat Mounir Hagag
2016 Journal of Medical Science And clinical Research  
Purpose: the purpose of this study was to compare between the effect of low level laser therapy and plasma rich platelets on recovery of hamstrings strain. Subjects: Thirty male athletes diagnosed as grade I and II hamstrings strain. Methods: Patients were distributed randomly into three groups. The first group (A) consisted of 10 patients who received plasma rich platelets. The second group (B) consisted of 15 patients who received laser treatment. The third group (C) consisted of 10 patients
more » ... ted of 10 patients who received both treatments at the same time. Treatment was given as follow; group (A) PRP was injected second day after injury, group (B) laser was applied 3 times/week starting from second day after injury for 2 weeks, group (C) PRP was injected and laser applied from second day after injury. Patients were evaluated pre-treatment and post-treatment for pain severity, intramuscular edema measurement, muscle healing and function, and angle of peak torque of both hamstrings post treatment. Results: there was no significant difference between all groups while there was a significant difference within each group. Conclusion: No significant differences between low level laser therapy and plasma rich platelets on recovery of hamstrings strain.
doi:10.18535/jmscr/v4i10.21 fatcat:wnpyta35sbdztawaxqxsatox44