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The Use of Lasers in Nerve Repair

  • Isabelle L. Richmond

Abstract

In contrast to current neurosurgical applications of the CO2 laser which utilize high power densities (12,000–50,000 watts/cm2) to achieve coagulation or vaporization of tissue, the use of much lower power densities (300–1,200 watts/cm2) and small focal spot size to achieve tissue welding effects promises to have great potential use in reconstructive microsurgery.

Keywords

Sciatic Nerve Fibrin Clot Nerve Repair Interposition Graft Stay Suture 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Isabelle L. Richmond
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  1. 1.Microsurgical Research CenterEastern Virginia Medical SchoolNorfolkUSA

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