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Laser shaping of cartilage
Author(s): Emil N. Sobol; Victor N. Bagratashvili; Alexander I. Omelchenko; Alexander P. Sviridov; Emmanuel S. Helidonis; George Kavvalos; P. N. Christodoulou; I. Naoumidi; G. Velegrakis; Yuriy M. Ovchinnikov; A. Shechter
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Paper Abstract

The carbon dioxide laser has been used for the first time to change the cartilage's shape. After the laser irradiation the cartilage has the tendency to retain its new form. Different types of laser modified cartilage structures were studied. The inferred physical mechanism for cartilage shaping using the stresses relaxation process is presented. The clinical significance of the results for corrective laser surgery is discussed.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 September 1994
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 2128, Laser Surgery: Advanced Characterization, Therapeutics, and Systems IV, (7 September 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.184919
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Emil N. Sobol, Ctr. for Technological Lasers (Russia)
Victor N. Bagratashvili, Ctr. for Technological Lasers (Russia)
Alexander I. Omelchenko, Ctr. for Technological Lasers (Russia)
Alexander P. Sviridov, Ctr. for Technological Lasers (Russia)
Emmanuel S. Helidonis, Univ. Hospital of Crete (Greece)
George Kavvalos, Univ. Hospital of Crete (Greece)
P. N. Christodoulou, Univ. Hospital of Crete (Greece)
I. Naoumidi, Univ. Hospital of Crete (Greece)
G. Velegrakis, Univ. Hospital of Crete (Greece)
Yuriy M. Ovchinnikov, Medical Academy of Moscow (Russia)
A. Shechter, Medical Academy of Moscow (Russia)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2128:
Laser Surgery: Advanced Characterization, Therapeutics, and Systems IV
R. Rox Anderson; R. Rox Anderson, Editor(s)

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