Fibrocartilaginous Repair Following 2.1 μm Holmium:YAG Laser Irradiation of Human Degenerative Hyaline Cartilage: Case Report

  • Allen T. Brillhart


The literature regarding biostimulation is surveyed in other chapters of this text. The following is the first known published case report in the world literature of fibrocartilaginous repair by laser irradiated degenerative hyaline cartilage in a human patient.


Hyaline Cartilage Medial Femoral Condyle Patellofemoral Joint Mechanical Shaving Conservative Care 
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  1. Collier MA, Haughland LM, Bellamy J, et al. (1993) Effects of holmium:YAG laser on equine articular cartilage and subchondral bone adjacent to traumatic lesions: a histopatho-logical assessment. Arthroscopy 9:536–545PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
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