810 nm Low-intensity laser in the treatment of degenerative articular disease associated with kinesiotherapy and condroprotectors – Case report





Degenerative Joint Disease; Osteoarthritis; LIL; Joint Cartilage; Kinesiotherapy.


Degenerative Joint Disease (DJD), also known as Osteoarthritis (OA), is a chronic disease of progressive degeneration for which there is no cure, which can occur in one or more joints in the body, usually caused by overweight of the animal, longevity, instability, incongruence or by injury to the articular cartilage itself. Adult and senile dogs may be affected by this disease as a result of obesity, hormonal disease, natural wear of the joints. In this case, the most affected joint processes are in the pelvic limbs, in the knees and in the hip joint, in the thoracic limbs and in the elbow joints. This work aims to describe the Low Intensity Laser (LIL) efficacy of treatments associated with kinesiotherapy and chondroprotective drugs, performed on a female canine dog affected by this disease in her hip joint and to evaluate this methodology as one of the therapeutic choices more appropriate and less aggressive for the treatment of this disease.

Author Biographies

Raíssa da Costa Furtado, University of Vale do Paraíba

Undergraduate Veterinary Medicine at the University of Vale do Paraíba (UNIVAP); Member of Clinical Study Group of Ruminants and Swine - GECRUS UNIVAP; Extracurricular internship in Vetlaser- Phototherapy and rehabilitation of domestic, wild and exotic animals.

Antonieta Marques Caldeira Zabeu, University of Vale do Paraíba

Degree in Veterinary Medicine from the University Paulista - UNIP (1997), Master of Biomedical Engineering (2016) and PhD (2018 to 2021) by the Institute for Research and Development - IP & D - the Universidade do Vale do Paraíba - UNIVAP (concentration area of laser therapy and photobiomodulation). Active in the creation of small ruminants and medical clinic for pets since graduation; specialized in the veterinary physiatrics of small animals by the Quallitas Institute (2010). Consultant for companies of veterinary products for regulatory affairs (MAPA, ANVISA, CETESB) for 12 years; following medical clinical trials, development dossiers for product registration, research and development, audit and qualification of suppliers of raw and outsourcers matter. She is currently Lecturer in the course of Veterinary Medicine, University of Paraíba-Univap Valley. Owner of Vetlaser - Phototherapy and Rehabilitation

Newton Soares da Silva, University of Vale do Paraíba

Bachelor Degree in Biological Sciences from the State University of Londrina (1990), Master in Biological Sciences (Cell Biology) from the State University of Maringá (1993) and PhD in Biosciences and Biotechnology from the State University of Norte Fluminense Darcy Ribeiro (1998). He has in the area of ​​Morphology, with an emphasis on Cytology and Cell Biology, acting mainly on the following themes: Cell Culture, Optical Microscopy, Photodynamic Therapy and Experience Transmission Electron Microscopy. He is currently a professor / researcher at the University of Vale do Paraíba (UNIVAP) where he coordinates the Research Group on the Interaction of Nanostructured Materials with Cellular Structures. Member of the Ethics Committee on the Use of Animals (CEUA). He develops research in the area of ​​Cell Biology with an emphasis on protozoology of Tritrichomonas foetus and cell culture in the interaction with nanostructured materials. He serves as a reviewer for the following journals: Photomedicine and Laser Surgery, Nutrition and Cancer-an International Journal, Surface & Coatings Technology, British Journal of Medicine and Medical Research, Brazilian Journal of Biomedical Engineering, Open Journal of Animal Sciences, Revista Gaúcha de Odontologia, Annals of Biomedical Engineering, Cellular & Molecular Biology Letters (Druk), International Journal of Dermatology. He also acts as an Ad-hoc advisor in CNPq and FAPESP development agencies.


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How to Cite

FURTADO, R. da C. .; ZABEU, A. M. C.; SILVA, N. S. da . 810 nm Low-intensity laser in the treatment of degenerative articular disease associated with kinesiotherapy and condroprotectors – Case report. Research, Society and Development, [S. l.], v. 10, n. 6, p. e18710615494, 2021. DOI: 10.33448/rsd-v10i6.15494. Disponível em: https://rsdjournal.org/index.php/rsd/article/view/15494. Acesso em: 20 jun. 2021.



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