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Veterinary Technology Trend: Assisi Loop

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Doctors at CHAI have been using Assisi Loop therapy in patient treatment plans for the past two years. What is an Assisi Loop? How does it work? What conditions can it treat? Read on for more information.
In veterinary medicine, Assisi devices have been used to treat arthritis, tendonitis, laminitis and other known inflammatory conditions.  Assisi Loop technology derives from PEMF technology, approved by the FDA for the treatment of post-operative pain and edema. Studies have demonstrated that the Assisi Loop technology is at least as effective as NSAIDs in the treatment of pain and edema. In a study on humans, using the technology upon which Assisi is based, the use of pain medication decreased by nearly 3-fold in the treated patients compared with those without this treatment. Published studies have shown that Assisi Loop technology:

  • Accelerates surgical wound healing by up to 58%
  • Accelerates tendon repair by up to 69%
  • Accelerates the growth of new blood vessels that support tissue healing

The Assisi technology has been demonstrated to improve wound healing 58% faster than wounds which have not received this therapy. There are many reports of the use of electrical currents to enhance chronic wound healing, with varied results. Assisi technology provides a method to safely and non-invasively induce targeted electrical currents to enhance wound repair, without the necessity of direct skin contact. This therapy may be used to enhance wound repair in virtually all post-surgical cases.
Assisi Loop has been shown to have positive effects on both acute and chronic inflammation. Assisi electrical signals virtually eliminate pain and significantly reduce swelling in laboratory and clinical studies. These results are comparable or superior to NSAIDs, without the potential for side-effects.
Assisi helps your patient heal faster by accelerating the natural anti-inflammatory cascade – non-invasively and without drugs. Assisi’s technology is proven in laboratory experiments with results published in peer-reviewed journals with demonstrated effect on the known biochemical and cellular mechanisms of action related to inflammation.
Osteoarthritis (OA) is a growing problem in animals. Assisi is marketing technologies that have been demonstrated to provide pain relief in human OA of the knee. There is existing evidence that Assisi Loop therapy may slow the progression of OA and boost underlying health of cartilage. Targeted signals modulate cartilage cell proliferation through a pathway which is mediated by nitric oxide  – this is the same pathway through which Assisi’s technology decreases inflammation and enhances healing.
Using the Assisi products immediately after a surgical procedure and in the days after surgery enhances healing by accelerating the reduction of swelling and pain. Assisi Loop treatment can manage post-surgical inflammation as well as wound healing, enabling rehabilitation to begin more quickly and safely. The device is simple to use. It may be placed directly over any wound dressing and non-metallic splints. A single manual treatment lasts only 15 minutes. Similar technology has been approved by the FDA specifically for the treatment of post-operative pain and edema in humans.
If you think Assisi Loop may be helpful for your pet, give us a call for more information!

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