Periódicos Brasileiros em Medicina Veterinária e Zootecnia

p. 681-685

Analysis of the healing process of the wounds occurring in rats using lasertherapy in association with hydrocolloid

Martins, Shirley SantosTorres, Orlando Jorge MartinsSantos, Orlando José dosJúnior, Francisco de Assis LimeiraFilho, Euler Nicolau SauaiaMelo, Syomara Pereira da CostaSantos, Rayan Haquim PinheiroSilva, Vivian Brito

To evaluate wound healing in rats by using low-level laser therapy (LLLT) associated with hydrocolloid occlusive dressing . METHODS: Forty male, adult, Wistar rats were used, distributed into four groups: LG (received 2 J/cm² of laser therapy); HG (treated with hydrocolloid); LHG (treated with 2 J/cm² of laser therapy and hydrocolloid); and the CG (treated with 1 mL of 0.9% saline). The wound was evaluated at pre-determined periods 3rd and 7th days, considering the macroscopic and histological parameters (inflammatory cells, capillary neoformation, fibroblasts, collagen formation and reepithelialization). RESULTS: The LG group at seven days showed increased collagen formation, the LHG group at 3 days showed mild collagen formation. The HG group and the CG at 7 days showed complete reepithelialization. CONCLUSION: Low-level laser therapy as well as the hydrocolloid dressing have favored the wound-healing process in rats.(AU)

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