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Bone ablation with an experimental laser system in a thermally controlled environment
Author(s): Ioana-Mihaela Rizoiu; Guy C. Levy
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Paper Abstract

A primary interest of current medical technology is to create instruments that facilitate safe and precise surgical interventions. Conventional surgical instruments have thermal necrosis, aerosolized particle release, access, and depth control limitations. The development of laser systems for bone surgery offers an alternative to conventional instruments and techniques. The mid-infrared erbium laser has demonstrated its ability to ablate bone tissue with minimal damage and postoperative complications. The purpose of this study was to determine the bone cutting ability of a 2.8 micrometers erbium laser when used in a thermally controlled environment.

Paper Details

Date Published: 7 September 1994
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 2128, Laser Surgery: Advanced Characterization, Therapeutics, and Systems IV, (7 September 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.184887
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Ioana-Mihaela Rizoiu, BioLase Technology Inc. (United States)
Guy C. Levy

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2128:
Laser Surgery: Advanced Characterization, Therapeutics, and Systems IV
R. Rox Anderson M.D.; R. Rox Anderson M.D., Editor(s)

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