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7 September 1994 Wound healing in rabbits: comparison of four methods of incision
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A comparative wound healing study was performed to test the efficacy of using an electromagnetic field focusing device (EFF) as an incisional tool, and to compare it to wounds created using a scalpel, an Nd:YAG laser, and an electrosurgical device. Rabbits were aseptically incised using each modality. The wounds were allowed to heal for periods of 7, 14, and 21 days, and then the tissue was collected for histopathological analysis and tensile strength tests. The results indicated that the scalpel wounds healed faster and with fewer complications. The other three modalities resulted in thermal damage and necrosis that delayed healing.
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D. Thomas Dickey, Kenneth Eugene Bartels D.V.M., Mitchell L. Spindel, Ernest L. Stair D.V.M., Xhia Zhang, Gerald H. Brusewitz, Steven A. Schafer, William S. Yamanashi, and Robert E. Nordquist "Wound healing in rabbits: comparison of four methods of incision", Proc. SPIE 2128, Laser Surgery: Advanced Characterization, Therapeutics, and Systems IV, (7 September 1994);

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