Lasers in the Musculoskeletal System

  • Bruno E. Gerber
  • Martin T. N. Knight
  • Werner E. Siebert

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIV
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
  3. Basics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 7-10
    2. C. Hendrich, T. Breitling, P. M. Jakob, A. Berden, A. Schäfer, C. Hillenbrand et al.
      Pages 32-37
    3. B. E. Gerber, M. Zimmer, T. Asshauer, S. Preiss, M. Norberg, G. Delacretaz et al.
      Pages 42-60
    4. T. Okazaki, T. Yonezawa, T. Onomura, M. Abe, T. Goto, K. Sano et al.
      Pages 65-68
  4. Arthroscopy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 85-87
    2. O. Şahap Atik
      Pages 105-107
    3. O. Şahap Atik
      Pages 108-110
    4. O. Şahap Atik
      Pages 111-113
    5. A. T. Brillhart
      Pages 122-132
    6. J. A. Saunier, P. Kindynis, E. Juillerat, F. Indermühle
      Pages 133-139
    7. J. Raunest
      Pages 140-153
    8. M. D. Markel, K. Hayashi, G. Thabit III
      Pages 162-169
    9. C. L. Shields, J. R. Bresch, S. Park, R. Waller
      Pages 170-172
    10. A. B. Imhoff
      Pages 173-176
  5. Low-Level Laser

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 185-187
    2. S. Götte
      Pages 199-204
  6. Spine

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 205-208
    2. A. J. Freemont
      Pages 220-229
    3. K. Mahlfeld, R. Kayser, K. Radig, U. Mahlfeld, J.-U. Greinert, H. Grasshoff
      Pages 230-233
    4. D. W. L. Hukins, J. R. Meakin, J. C. Leahy
      Pages 237-240
    5. W. Glinkowski, E. Łukowiak, M. Brzozowska
      Pages 244-247
    6. J. R. Tatay Manzanares
      Pages 274-276

About this book


Since the introduction of laser technology into medicine, quite a number of clinical applications in orthopaedics have been developed. This text is the first to provide comprehensive guidelines and how-to-do instructions for the application of lasers in orthopaedics. These cover patient selection and decision-making as well as the benefits and risks of the clinical application of lasers in arthroscopic surgery, spine surgery and open surgery. An overview is given on the basics of laser technology and the various laser types are evaluated in terms of optimal use.


Arthroskopie Bewegungsapparat Laser Surgery Wirbelsäule biomechanics decompression endoscopy instability knee orthopaedics osteotomy spinal surgery spine spine surgery

Editors and affiliations

  • Bruno E. Gerber
    • 1
  • Martin T. N. Knight
    • 2
  • Werner E. Siebert
    • 3
  1. 1.Clinique de Chirurgie OrthopédiqueHôpital PourtalèsNeuchâtelSwitzerland
  2. 2.Arbury Consulting CentreRochdaleUK
  3. 3.Orthopädische Klinik KasselKasselGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2001
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-62955-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-56420-8
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