7 September 1994 Laser welding of bone: successful in vitro experiments
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A method for `welding' bones is being developed. Tensile joint strengths of chicken bones welded in vitro have exceeded one kilogram. Welding was performed with either a Nd:YAG (1064 nm) or a diode laser (820 nm). Light was delivered with an optical fiber held a few millimeters from the bone surface. A solder was developed to assist in the welding process.
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Judith R. Mourant, Judith R. Mourant, Gerhard D. Anderson, Gerhard D. Anderson, Irving J. Bigio, Irving J. Bigio, Tamara M. Johnson, Tamara M. Johnson, } "Laser welding of bone: successful in vitro experiments", Proc. SPIE 2128, Laser Surgery: Advanced Characterization, Therapeutics, and Systems IV, (7 September 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.184934; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.184934

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