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Stress relaxation and cartilage shaping under laser radiation
Author(s): Emil N. Sobol; Alexander P. Sviridov; Victor N. Bagratashvili; Alexander I. Omelchenko; Yuriy M. Ovchinnikov; Anatoliy B. Shekhter; S. Downes; Steven Howdle; Nicholas Jones; J. Lowe
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Paper Abstract

The problem of a purposeful change of the shape of cartilage is of great importance for otolaryngology, orthopaedics, and plastic surgery. In 1992 we have found a possibility of controlled shaping of cartilage under moderate laser heating. This paper presents new results in studies of that phenomenon. We have measured temperature and stress in a tissue undergoing to irradiation with a Holmium laser. Study of cartilage structure allowed us to find conditions for laser shaping without pronounced alterations in the structure of matrix.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 May 1996
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 2681, Laser-Tissue Interaction VII, (7 May 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.239596
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Emil N. Sobol, Research Ctr. for Technological Lasers (Russia)
Alexander P. Sviridov, Research Ctr. for Technological Lasers (Russia)
Victor N. Bagratashvili, Research Ctr. for Technological Lasers (Russia)
Alexander I. Omelchenko, Research Ctr. for Technological Lasers (Russia)
Yuriy M. Ovchinnikov, Medical Academy of Moscow (Russia)
Anatoliy B. Shekhter, Medical Academy of Moscow (Russia)
S. Downes, Univ. of Nottingham (United Kingdom)
Steven Howdle, Univ. of Nottingham (United Kingdom)
Nicholas Jones, Univ. of Nottingham (United Kingdom)
J. Lowe, Univ. of Nottingham (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2681:
Laser-Tissue Interaction VII
Steven L. Jacques, Editor(s)

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