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Wound healing in rabbits: comparison of four methods of incision
Author(s): D. Thomas Dickey; Kenneth Eugene Bartels; Mitchell L. Spindel; Ernest L. Stair; Xhia Zhang; Gerald H. Brusewitz; Steven A. Schafer; William S. Yamanashi; Robert E. Nordquist
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Paper Abstract

A comparative wound healing study was performed to test the efficacy of using an electromagnetic field focusing device (EFF) as an incisional tool, and to compare it to wounds created using a scalpel, an Nd:YAG laser, and an electrosurgical device. Rabbits were aseptically incised using each modality. The wounds were allowed to heal for periods of 7, 14, and 21 days, and then the tissue was collected for histopathological analysis and tensile strength tests. The results indicated that the scalpel wounds healed faster and with fewer complications. The other three modalities resulted in thermal damage and necrosis that delayed healing.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 September 1994
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 2128, Laser Surgery: Advanced Characterization, Therapeutics, and Systems IV, (7 September 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.184950
Show Author Affiliations
D. Thomas Dickey, Oklahoma State Univ. (United States)
Kenneth Eugene Bartels, Oklahoma State Univ. (United States)
Mitchell L. Spindel, Oklahoma State Univ. (United States)
Ernest L. Stair, Oklahoma State Univ. (United States)
Xhia Zhang, Oklahoma State Univ. (United States)
Gerald H. Brusewitz, Oklahoma State Univ. (United States)
Steven A. Schafer, Oklahoma State Univ. (United States)
William S. Yamanashi, Univ. of Oklahoma Health Science Ctr. (United States)
Robert E. Nordquist, Dean A. McGee Eye Institute (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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