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Table 2 PBM variables of included studies

From: The effect of low-level red and near-infrared photobiomodulation on pain and function in tendinopathy: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized control trials

Study First Author, Year PBM light source; Wavelength Light source power output during treatment (mW) Fluence per spot (J/cm2) Treatment spots PBM sessions per week; Total PBM sessions WALT recommendations informed trial?
Abrisham 2011 [42] ‘Laser Device;’ 890 nm Not Reported 2–4 3 5; 10 No
Baktir 2018 [43] GaAs Laser Diode; 904 nm 0.12 Not Reported 5 5; 15 No
Bal 2009 [44] GaAs Laser Diode; 904 nm 13.2 2 4 5;10 No
Celik 2019 [45] GaAs Laser Diode; 904 nm 40 2.4 6 3;12 No
Devrimsel 2014 [46] ‘Laser;’ 850 nm Not Reported Not Reported Not Reported 2; 10 No
Dogan 2010 [47] GaAlAs; 850 nm Not Reported 5 5–6 4–5; 14 No
Emanet 2010 [36] GaAs Laser; 905 nm Not Reported 1 2 5; 15 Yes
Eslamian 2012 [37] Ga-Al-As Laser Diode; 850 nm 100 4 Up to 10 3; 9 No
Kaydok 2020 [48] Ga-Al-As Laser Diode; 904 nm 240 2–4 6 3; 9 No
Kibar 2017 [49] Ga-Al-As Laser Diode; 850 nm Not Reported 4 11 3; 9 No
Lam 2007 [50] Ga-Al-As Laser Diode; 904 nm 25 2.4 Average 2.4 3; 9 No
Liu 2014 [38] Ga-Al-As Laser Diode; 810 nm 200 Not Reported 3 6; 24 No
Sharma 2015 [51] Ga-Al-As Laser Diode; 830 nm 30–40 3 Not Reported 3–4; 7 Yes
Stergioulas 2007 [52] Ga-As; 904 nm 40 2.4 6 1–2; 12 No
Stergioulas 2008 [53] Ga-Al-As Laser Diode; 820 nm 30 0.5 6 1–2; 12 Yes
Yavuz 2014 [54] Ga-Al-As Laser Diode; 850 nm Not Reported 3 5 maximum 2–3; 10 Yes
Yeldan, 2009 [55] GaAs; 904 nm Not Reported Not Reported 5 Maximum Not Reported No