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In-vivo study and histological examination of laser reshaping of cartilage
Author(s): Alexander P. Sviridov; Emil N. Sobol; Victor N. Bagratashvili; Alexander I. Omelchenko; Yuriy M. Ovchinnikov; Anatoliy B. Shekhter; Valeriy M. Svistushkin; Andrei A. Shinaev; G. Nikiforova; Nicholas Jones
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Paper Abstract

The results of recent study of cartilage reshaping in vivo are reported. The ear cartilage of piglets of 8-12 weeks old have been reshaped in vivo using the radiation of a holmium laser. The stability of the shape and possible side effects have been examined during four months. Histological investigation shown that the healing of irradiated are could accompany by the regeneration of ear cartilage. Finally, elastic type cartilage has been transformed into fibrous cartilage or cartilage of hyaline type.

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Date Published: 22 June 1999
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 3590, Lasers in Surgery: Advanced Characterization, Therapeutics, and Systems IX, (22 June 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.350966
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Alexander P. Sviridov, Research Ctr. for Technological Lasers (Russia)
Emil N. Sobol, 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)
Valeriy M. Svistushkin, Medical Academy of Moscow (Russia)
Andrei A. Shinaev, Medical Academy of Moscow (Russia)
G. Nikiforova, Medical Academy of Moscow (Russia)
Nicholas Jones, Univ. Hospital of Nottingham (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3590:
Lasers in Surgery: Advanced Characterization, Therapeutics, and Systems IX
Kenton W. Gregory; R. Rox Anderson; Kenneth Eugene Bartels; Lawrence S. Bass; Darryl J. Bornhop; C. Gaelyn Garrett; Kenton W. Gregory; Nikiforos Kollias; Harvey Lui; Reza S. Malek; Aaron P. Perlmutter; Hans-Dieter Reidenbach; Lou Reinisch; David S. Robinson; Lloyd P. Tate; Eugene A. Trowers; David S. Robinson; Hans-Dieter Reidenbach; Reza S. Malek; Aaron P. Perlmutter; Lou Reinisch; C. Gaelyn Garrett; Darryl J. Bornhop; Eugene A. Trowers; Kenneth Eugene Bartels; Lloyd P. Tate, Editor(s)

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