By Allen T. Brillhart (auth.), Allen T. Brillhart M.D. (eds.)
Arthroscopic Laser surgical procedure: medical Applications is designed to introduce using lasers to the orthopaedic health care professional who plays arthroscopic surgical procedure and is the 1st textual content of its type totally dedicated to the unification of those intriguing applied sciences.
This groundbreaking paintings examines the next matters: - the fundamental sciences of laser arthroscopy in addition to the background of its improvement - options for arthroscopic laser functions within the knee, for carpal tunnel free up, ankle, shoulder, and lots more and plenty extra - sensible, medical guidance on its merits, risks, and problems - technical assessment of the laser structures at the moment in use within the usa and around the world - vital security measures and administrative matters - word list of phrases and reference sources.
Each bankruptcy is written through an arthroscopic laser doctor distinctive in either his wisdom of the subject addressed in addition to by way of his services with that categorical laser arthroscopic method. Over a hundred and twenty full-color illustrations increase the presentation. The definitive textual content of arthroscopic laser surgical procedure functions and process, this quantity is a must have info resource for all orthopaedic surgeons.
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A custom-made, noncemented, total knee arthroplasty was elected. m holmium:YAG laser energy. m holmium:YAG laser energy. Figure 8-7 demonstrates the histopathology of the gross specimen of white reparative fibrocartilage seen in Figure 8-6. m holmium:YAG laser irradiation. It also reveals the failure of arthroscopic mechanical shaving to produce this same result (Mankin, 1982). m holmium:YAG laser chondroplasty does not change the ultimate clinical outcome when grade IV degenerative arthritis is present over large surface areas.
1993), it was demonstrated that the absorption coefficient of the human meniscus parallels that of water. Figure 5-1 overlaps the water absorption curve with that of the human meniscus. , 1984). Spectroscopy studies were performed on human meniscal specimens of various ages and tissue thicknesses through different planes and different zones of the menisci. No significant absorption variation occurred when these factors were considered. m. A Cary 2415 spectrophotometer was used. m. m Water vs.