Erchonia Laser Case Study – Hip Dysplasia
Nov, 2010 – first visit for lameness
• Previously diagnosed with hip dysplasia, worse in the right hip.
• No medication.
• Owned by pharmacy technician; did not want to use medication.
• Sore with caudal extension of both hips.
• Poor muscling in hind legs.
• Sensitive in the L2 area, back hunched.
o Extensive arthritis in the right hip
o Some arthritis in the left hip
o Spondylosis at L2-L3
Treatment (Erchonia Basestation Laser):
4-33-60-151/9-33-60-16/151-465-789-20.5 hip dysplasia syndrome
9-16-42-53/151-1151-789-20.5/569-16-9-5000 hip dysplasia canine
Results and schedule (did chronic schedule)
Day 1: two treatments
Day 4: moving better
Day 7: improved; better caudal extension of hips Day 11: owner reports Stanley is jumping better Day 14, 16, 23: more active and less sore Day 57: no limping at all One month later: stable One month later: now plays all day with 2 other dogs and no pain One month later: now running alongside bike Six weeks later: some lameness in last week, right hip sensitive with extension
– go back to one month
One month later: activity level back up and no signs of discomfort Six weeks later: all fine Will continue maintenance schedule every 6-8 weeks