16 October 2003 Er:YAG laser for the surgical treatment of the carpal tunnel syndrome
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We developed a new surgical procedure to improve the recurrence rate using an Er:YAG laser as dissection tool for the carpal ligament with the objective to ablate a small amount of the carpal ligament and to denaturate its ends. The Er:YAG Laser was transmitted to the applicator via a GeO fiber. With this system we proceeded 10 carpal ligament dissections without any complications in the follow-up period. All patients were free of pain and recurrence.
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Detlef Russ, Detlef Russ, Thomas Ebinger, Thomas Ebinger, Wolfgang Illich, Wolfgang Illich, Rudolf W. Steiner, Rudolf W. Steiner, } "Er:YAG laser for the surgical treatment of the carpal tunnel syndrome", Proc. SPIE 5142, Therapeutic Laser Applications and Laser-Tissue Interactions, (16 October 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.501157; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.501157

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