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Laser welding of bone: successful in vitro experiments
Author(s): Judith R. Mourant; Gerhard D. Anderson; Irving J. Bigio; Tamara M. Johnson
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Paper Abstract

A method for `welding' bones is being developed. Tensile joint strengths of chicken bones welded in vitro have exceeded one kilogram. Welding was performed with either a Nd:YAG (1064 nm) or a diode laser (820 nm). Light was delivered with an optical fiber held a few millimeters from the bone surface. A solder was developed to assist in the welding process.

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Date Published: 7 September 1994
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 2128, Laser Surgery: Advanced Characterization, Therapeutics, and Systems IV, (7 September 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.184934
Show Author Affiliations
Judith R. Mourant, Los Alamos National Lab. (United States)
Gerhard D. Anderson, Los Alamos National Lab. (United States)
Irving J. Bigio, Los Alamos National Lab. (United States)
Tamara M. Johnson, Los Alamos National Lab. (United States)


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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