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Cartilage reshaping with holmium laser
Author(s): Emil N. Sobol; Victor N. Bagratashvili; Alexander P. Sviridov; Alexander I. Omelchenko; Moishe S. Kitai; Nicholas Jones; V. Zenger; Alexy N. Nasedkin; M. Isaev; V. Karlov; Anatoliy B. Shekhter
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Paper Abstract

We examine thermal effect of a 2.1 micrometer Holmium laser on the internal stress and shape of cartilage. For 2.1 microns radiation, the absorption depth is more by an order of magnitude than that, for 10 micrometer radiation. We have studied the influence of laser intensity, pulse duration, pulse repetition rate, and of cartilage thickness on its shaping conditions. Spatial and temporal locality of Ho laser radiation as well as the bulk character of the heating allow us to produce the stress relaxation without overheating of the surface irradiated and to prevent undesirable effects of tissue carbonization and destruction.

Paper Details

Date Published: 19 January 1996
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 2623, Medical Applications of Lasers III, (19 January 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.230303
Show Author Affiliations
Emil N. Sobol, Research Ctr. for Technological Lasers (Russia)
Victor N. Bagratashvili, Research Ctr. for Technological Lasers (Russia)
Alexander P. Sviridov, Research Ctr. for Technological Lasers (Russia)
Alexander I. Omelchenko, Research Ctr. for Technological Lasers (Russia)
Moishe S. Kitai, Research Ctr. for Technological Lasers (Russia)
Nicholas Jones, Univ. Hospital of Nottingham (United Kingdom)
V. Zenger, Vladimirsky Clinical Institute (Russia)
Alexy N. Nasedkin, Vladimirsky Clinical Institute (Russia)
M. Isaev, MedOptoTex (Russia)
V. Karlov, MedOptoTex (Russia)
Anatoliy B. Shekhter, Medical Academy of Moscow (Russia)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2623:
Medical Applications of Lasers III
Stephen G. Bown; Herbert J. Geschwind M.D.; Raimund Hibst; Frederic Laffitte; Giulio Maira; Roberto Pini; Hans-Dieter Reidenbach; Hans H. Scherer M.D.; Pasquale Spinelli, Editor(s)

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