1 August 2011 Laser-induced regeneration of cartilage
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J. of Biomedical Optics, 16(8), 080902 (2011). doi:10.1117/1.3614565
Abstract
Laser radiation provides a means to control the fields of temperature and thermo mechanical stress, mass transfer, and modification of fine structure of the cartilage matrix. The aim of this outlook paper is to review physical and biological aspects of laser-induced regeneration of cartilage and to discuss the possibilities and prospects of its clinical applications. The problems and the pathways of tissue regeneration, the types and features of cartilage will be introduced first. Then we will review various actual and prospective approaches for cartilage repair; consider possible mechanisms of laser-induced regeneration. Finally, we present the results in laser regeneration of joints and spine disks cartilages and discuss some future applications of lasers in regenerative medicine.
Emil N. Sobol, Olga I. Baum, Anatoliy B. Shekhter, Anna Guller, Andrey V. Baskov, "Laser-induced regeneration of cartilage," Journal of Biomedical Optics 16(8), 080902 (1 August 2011). http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/1.3614565
Submission: Received ; Accepted
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Cartilage

Tissues

Laser tissue interaction

Laser applications

Laser irradiation

Laser therapeutics

Radiation effects

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