Case Profile: Buerger’s Disease Upper Extremities

Author: Fred Kahn MD, FRCS (C)

Source: Meditech International Inc.


six months progressive development of pain, inflammation and ulcers of both right and left middle fingers. Other digits moderately involved. Unable to use upper extremities normally. Hypersensitive to touch.

Treatment Prior to Initiation of Low Intensity Laser Therapy

  • multiple therapies including dressings, antibiotics, twenty Percocet per day, etc
  • patient had consulted six specialists without any relief offered

Course of Therapy

Laser Therapy applied to hands and cervical area daily.

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Figure 1. Prior to treatment. Figure 2. Three days post
initiation of treatment.
(following 3 treatments)

Condition at Discharge

  • patient asymptomatic
  • fully functional
  • no medication required
Figure 3. Seven days after initiation of treatment. (following 6 treatments)
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