MLS® Laser Therapy Case Study
Treatment of Cutaneous Pressure Wounds in an Asian Elephant
Species: Asian Elephant
Age: 67 years
Shirley occasionally develops pressure sores over parts of the body where the muscular cover over a bony area is minimal, such as the facial crest, point of the shoulder, and point of the hip. This case study represents a pattern that The Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee has seen with laser therapy, whereby granulation and wound healing time is decreased significantly when compared to nearly identical wounds that were not treated with laser therapy.
Anti-inflammatory and topical antimicrobial therapy was initiated. The wound was thoroughly cleaned twice daily, and topical treatments were then applied. MLS Laser Therapy treatments were also added.