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ACE Report #423
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High-intensity laser therapy provides superior functional and pain outcomes for SAIS

Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Short-term effects of high-intensity laser therapy versus ultrasound therapy in the treatment of people with subacromial impingement syndrome: a randomized clinical trial

Phys Ther. 2009 Jul;89(7):643-52. Epub 2009 May 29.

Contributing Authors: A Santamato V Solfrizzi F Panza G Tondi V Frisardi BG Leggin M Ranieri P Fiore

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70 patients with subacromial impingement syndrome (SAIS) were randomized to receive either high-intensity laser therapy (HILT) treatment or ultrasound (US) treatment. This study compared the short term effectiveness of these two treatments in reducing SAIS pain. The results from this trial indicated that HILT provided greater reductions in pain and improvements in articular movement when compared ...

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