10 March 1987 Does Success Of Arthroscopic Laser Surgery In The Knee Joint Warrant Its Extension To "Non-Knee" Joints?
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Proceedings Volume 0712, Lasers in Medicine; (1987) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.937345
Event: Cambridge Symposium-Fiber/LASE '86, 1986, Cambridge, MA, United States
Abstract
One of the authors has performed 162 arthroscopic laser surgeries in the knee joint without any major complication. Other investigators have recently proposed diagnostic arthroscopy and arthroscopic surgery for "non-knee" joints. The authors have proposed that arthroscopic laser surgery he extended to "non-knee" joints. The authors have performed arthroscopic laser surgery on "non-knee" joints of twelve cadavers. One of the authors have performed one successful arthroscopic surgery on a shoulder joint with only a minor, transient complication of subcutaneous emphysema. Is laser arthroscopic surgery safe and effective in "non-knee" joints? The evolving answer appears to be a qualified "Yes," which needs to be verified by a multicenter trial.
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Chadwick F. Smith, Chadwick F. Smith, W. Edward Johansen, W. Edward Johansen, C. Thomas Vangness, C. Thomas Vangness, Ken Yamaguchi, Ken Yamaguchi, Emmett T. McEleney, Emmett T. McEleney, Peter Bales, Peter Bales, } "Does Success Of Arthroscopic Laser Surgery In The Knee Joint Warrant Its Extension To "Non-Knee" Joints?", Proc. SPIE 0712, Lasers in Medicine, (10 March 1987); doi: 10.1117/12.937345; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.937345
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