Infrared laser and bone metabolism: a pilot study

Int J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 1994 Feb;23(1):54-6. doi: 10.1016/s0901-5027(05)80329-7.


A circular defect in each parietal bone of six Wislander rats was created. The animals were divided into two three-unit subgroups. The experimental group received infrared laser radiation on the left defect. The control group was sham irradiated. After 28 days, the bone metabolism was evaluated by technetium-99m methylene diphosphonate scintigraphy. The obtained results revealed no differences in bone metabolic activity between the laser-treated and the control defects.

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Bone Regeneration / radiation effects*
  • Bone and Bones / diagnostic imaging
  • Bone and Bones / metabolism*
  • Bone and Bones / radiation effects
  • Collagen / biosynthesis*
  • Collagen / radiation effects*
  • Infrared Rays
  • Laser Therapy*
  • Male
  • Pilot Projects
  • Radionuclide Imaging
  • Rats
  • Rats, Inbred Strains
  • Technetium Tc 99m Medronate


  • Collagen
  • Technetium Tc 99m Medronate