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1 June 1990 Review and status report on laser tissue sealing: 1990
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In an attempt to overcome some of the problems associated with conventional wound closure, i.e. suture or mechanical device closure, the laser has been used for "tissue welding" (sealing or fusion), of wound edges. Early attempts at laser sealing were centered on microvascular anastomosis and recent studies have been extended to include most soft tissues. It has been demonstrated in animal studies that the process of healing after laser wound closure is very similar in most tissues. Within the past year alone the experimental work in this area has progressed rapidly and limited clinical trials are now under way. Based on our results in detailed animal studies and in limited clinical experience, laser tissue sealing has the potential to augment or replace many conventional techniques of wound repair.
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Douglas K. Dew M.D. "Review and status report on laser tissue sealing: 1990", Proc. SPIE 1200, Laser Surgery: Advanced Characterization, Therapeutics, and Systems II, (1 June 1990);


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