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Comparison of Experimental Laser Systems for In Vitro Osteotomy of Human Bone

  • C. Scholz
  • M. Grothues-Spork
  • F. Dinkelaker
  • A. Büchle
  • T. Cierpinski
  • D. Meyer
  • M. Matthes
  • G. Müller
Conference paper

Abstract

Until now the best experimental results when treating bones have been achieved using the Er:YAG laser, as we and other groups have already reported. The biological reaction of bone following laser treatment “in vivo” will be the theme of the presentation given by Mr. Grothues-Spork. An optimalisation of the removal rate of the bone tissue accompanied by an absolute minimum in the thermal damage of the cutting areal must be achieved before bone and cartilage treatment can be used clinically.

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • C. Scholz
    • 1
  • M. Grothues-Spork
    • 3
  • F. Dinkelaker
    • 2
  • A. Büchle
    • 2
  • T. Cierpinski
    • 1
  • D. Meyer
    • 1
  • M. Matthes
    • 1
  • G. Müller
    • 1
  1. 1.Dept. of Biomedical Technology/Medical Laser ApplicationsFU BerlinGermany
  2. 2.Dept. Trauma Sugery, Klinikum SteglitzFU BerlinGermany
  3. 3.Orthopedic Dept. ev. Waldkrhs. SpandauBerlinGermany

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