Veterinary Applications & Case Studies
SDFT Injury Superficial Digital Flexor Tendon (SDFT) Core Lesion Injury
A Superficial Digital Flexor Tendon (SDFT) Core Lesion Injury was suffered by a 2 year old Colt on his Right Foreleg on May 1st 2008. Ultrasound Images were taken and Ig2000™ Immune Modulation LLLT Therapies on the Ruptured Tendon area were started 6 weeks later, on June 10th 2008. Ig2000 Laser Therapies were given for 10 minutes a day, 3 times a week (approximately 19 treatments) over a 45 day period. On July 24th 2008 Ultrasounds were taken and were observed to be “clear” of any Lesions. The horse was declared “sound”, and sent back to training. He began jogging 1½ miles a day for 30 days and galloping for 60 days before the December 10th 2008 Ultrasounds were taken. The horse remained sound without re-injury.
Note the Density, Uniformity, and Linearity of the new collagen fibers laid down (without scarring) during the Lesion healing process (Images 2, 3 and 4) and, the reduction from the “normal” average Core Lesion healing time of 12-18 months, to just 45 days.