Nerve repair with excimer lasers

P. J. Wisoff, J. W. Clark, T. A. Benke, G. Pettit, S. Schneider, B. Chidambaram, H. K. Hawkins, J. P. Laurent, S. A. Shebab

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Abstract

Laser repair of severed sciatic nerves of Wistar rats has been studied as an alternative to suture techniques. The role of an excimer laser to precisely cut the damage ends of the nerve before rejoining the nerve ends by welding with a CO2 laser is discussed. In addition, preliminary work on a monitoring diagnostic for the repair procedure based on excimer laser-induced fluorescence is reported.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages1
StatePublished - Dec 1 1988
EventLEOS '88 - Lasers and Electro-Optics Society Annual Meeting - Santa Clara, CA, USA
Duration: Nov 2 1988Nov 4 1988

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OtherLEOS '88 - Lasers and Electro-Optics Society Annual Meeting
CitySanta Clara, CA, USA
Period11/2/8811/4/88

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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    Wisoff, P. J., Clark, J. W., Benke, T. A., Pettit, G., Schneider, S., Chidambaram, B., Hawkins, H. K., Laurent, J. P., & Shebab, S. A. (1988). Nerve repair with excimer lasers. Paper presented at LEOS '88 - Lasers and Electro-Optics Society Annual Meeting, Santa Clara, CA, USA, .