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Experimental Results Of The Application Of Excimer Lasers In Surgical Treatment Of Cartilage Removal In Knee Joints
Author(s): K. O. Moller; G. Hohlbach; G. Baretton; U. Schramm
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Paper Abstract

The aim of surgical therapy for osteoarthritic cartilage is the removal of the arthritic areas while maintaining the healthy tissue. Removal of calified areas by arthroscopy is preferably used in knee joints. The following investigations were performed to obtain the ablation rates during laser application in order to improve the ablation ratio of the calcified cartilage. For this purpose, specimens were immersed in tetracycline solution which has an absorption maximum at the laser's wavelength.

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Date Published: 26 April 1989
PDF: 2 pages
Proc. SPIE 1023, Excimer Lasers and Applications, (26 April 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.950159
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K. O. Moller, Medizinische Universitat Lubeck (FRG)
G. Hohlbach, Medizinische Universitat Lubeck (FRG)
G. Baretton, Institut fur Pathologie (FRG)
U. Schramm, Institut fur Anatomie (FRG)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1023:
Excimer Lasers and Applications
Dirk Basting, Editor(s)

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