مقاله ارائه شده در کنگره جهانی طب فیزیکی و توانبخشی 2009 - ترکیه
As pressure ulcer is frequent among SCI patients, finding a fast and reliable therapy is very important. Our case is a 45 year old man that has been injured at thoracic level (T8) during Iran-Iraq war (1980-1988). He has experienced these ulcers at sacral area from the first year after injury. The ulcer has been recovered incompletely during the time but the patient has never been free of ulcer. The ulcer spread and deteriorated during the last 8 month and none of the available treatments were beneficial for the patient. Finally the patient was admitted in surgery ward of Milad hospital and in addition to routine debridement, antibiotic therapy and dressing, low level laser therapy started after suture removal. The results showed that combination of low level laser therapy along with routine managements of the ulcer can accelerate the healing process. This method not only results in better and faster response, but also shows more consistent effects; so we can use it besides other routine treatments.