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Journal of Biomedical Optics • Open Access

Laser-induced regeneration of cartilage
Author(s): Emil N. Sobol; Olga I. Baum; Anatoliy B. Shekhter; Anna Guller; Andrey V. Baskov

Paper Abstract

Laser radiation provides a means to control the fields of temperature and thermo mechanical stress, mass transfer, and modification of fine structure of the cartilage matrix. The aim of this outlook paper is to review physical and biological aspects of laser-induced regeneration of cartilage and to discuss the possibilities and prospects of its clinical applications. The problems and the pathways of tissue regeneration, the types and features of cartilage will be introduced first. Then we will review various actual and prospective approaches for cartilage repair; consider possible mechanisms of laser-induced regeneration. Finally, we present the results in laser regeneration of joints and spine disks cartilages and discuss some future applications of lasers in regenerative medicine.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 August 2011
PDF: 12 pages
J. Biomed. Opt. 16(8) 080902 doi: 10.1117/1.3614565
Published in: Journal of Biomedical Optics Volume 16, Issue 8
Show Author Affiliations
Emil N. Sobol, Institute on Laser and Information Technologies (Russian Federation)
Olga I. Baum, Institute on Laser and Information Technologies (Russian Federation)
Anatoliy B. Shekhter, I.M. Sechenov Moscow Medical Academy (Russian Federation)
Anna Guller, I.M. Sechenov Moscow Medical Academy (Russian Federation)
Andrey V. Baskov, Medical Ctr. for Vertebrology and Orthopedics (Russian Federation)


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