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Raman study of the effect of LED light on grafted bone defects
Author(s): Luiz G. G. P. Soares; Jouber M. S. Aciole; Gilbeth T. S. Aciole; Artur F. S. Barbosa; Landulfo Silveira-Júnior Jr.; Antônio L. B. Pinheiro
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Paper Abstract

Benefits of the isolated or combined use light and biomaterials on bone healing have been suggested. Our group has used several models to assess the effects of laser on bone. A Raman spectral analysis on surgical bone defects grafted or not with Hydroxyapatite (HA), treated or not with LED was carried out. 40 rats were divided into 4 groups. On Group I the defect was filled with the clot. On Group II, the defect was filled with the HA. On groups III the defect was filled with Clot and further irradiated with LED and on group IV the defects was filled with the HA and further irradiated with LED. LED (λ850 ± 10nm, 150mW, A= 0.5cm2, 68s, 20 J/cm2 per session, 140 J/cm2 per treatment) was applied at 48 h intervals during 15 days. Specimens were taken after 15 and 30 days after surgery and kept on liquid nitrogen, and underwent Raman analysis. For this, the peak of hydroxyapatite (~960 cm-1) was used as marker of bone mineralization. Significant difference was observed at both times (p<0.05). When the biomaterial was used higher peaks were observed. Association with LED further improved the intensity. Conclusion: It is concluded that LED light improved the effect of the HA.

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Date Published: 5 March 2013
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 8569, Mechanisms for Low-Light Therapy VIII, 85690L (5 March 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2002584
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Luiz G. G. P. Soares, Federal Univ. of Bahia (Brazil)
Nacional Institute of Optics and Photonics (Brazil)
Jouber M. S. Aciole, Federal Univ. of Bahia (Brazil)
Gilbeth T. S. Aciole, Federal Univ. of Bahia (Brazil)
Artur F. S. Barbosa, Federal Univ. of Bahia (Brazil)
Landulfo Silveira-Júnior Jr., Nacional Institute of Optics and Photonics (Brazil)
Antônio L. B. Pinheiro, Federal Univ. of Bahia (Brazil)
Nacional Institute of Optics and Photonics (Brazil)
Camilo Castelo Branco Univ. (Brazil)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8569:
Mechanisms for Low-Light Therapy VIII
Michael R. Hamblin; Juanita Anders; James D. Carroll; Praveen R. Arany, Editor(s)

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