Use of lasers in orthopedic surgery: current concepts.
Journal - Orthopedics (UNITED STATES )
A surgical laser is a new, multipurpose tool that can cut, coagulate, and vaporize tissues. It utilizes a low profile handpiece that allows easy access to tight places and small joints. The holmium laser at 2.1 microns wavelength is gaining wide acceptance among orthopedic surgeons as a useful arthroscopic surgical tool. It has a minimal amount of thermal necrosis and is able to cut and ablate tissues with great ease. Current investigation with laser tissue--agglutination and tissue welding--may make it possible to repair torn tissues with laser energy. The future will bring minimally invasive and minimally damaging laser orthopedic surgery.
|ISSN : ||0147-7447|
|Mesh Heading : ||Arthroscopy Carbon Dioxide Holmium Humans Joint Diseases Laser Therapy Neodymium Orthopedics Phosphates Titanium Yttrium methods surgery trends trends|
|Mesh Heading Relevant : ||methods methods|