Arthroscopic Laser Surgery: Clinical Applications by Allen T. Brillhart (auth.), Allen T. Brillhart M.D. (eds.)

By Allen T. Brillhart (auth.), Allen T. Brillhart M.D. (eds.)

Arthroscopic Laser surgical procedure: scientific Applications is designed to introduce using lasers to the orthopaedic health care provider who plays arthroscopic surgical procedure and is the 1st textual content of its sort fullyyt dedicated to the unification of those intriguing applied sciences.
This groundbreaking paintings examines the subsequent topics: - the fundamental sciences of laser arthroscopy in addition to the background of its improvement - options for arthroscopic laser functions within the knee, for carpal tunnel unlock, ankle, shoulder, and masses extra - useful, scientific instructions on its benefits, hazards, and problems - technical review of the laser structures at the moment in use within the usa and around the world - vital defense measures and administrative concerns - thesaurus of phrases and reference sources.
Each bankruptcy is written through an arthroscopic laser health care provider wonderful in either his wisdom of the subject addressed in addition to through his services with that categorical laser arthroscopic procedure. Over one hundred twenty full-color illustrations increase the presentation. The definitive textual content of arthroscopic laser surgical procedure purposes and approach, this quantity is a must have details resource for all orthopaedic surgeons.

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06 Jim neodymium:YAG energy (energy density 51 J/cm 2) decreased 3H-thymidine incorporation at 6 days after treatment, whereas increasingly higher levels of energy resulted in an upward trend in the 3H-thymidine uptake, approaching the levels in untreated controls. , 1992). 1 Jim holmium:YAG laser showed a significant elevation in cell proliferation (DNA synthesis) at 2 weeks after treatment (Figs. 7-1 and 7-2). The application of laser energy was carried out using a sweeping motion to move the probe uniformly across the synovial surface of the tissue sample.

Proteoglycans are hydrophilic and contribute to the tissue water content (70% of the wet weight). The cartilage proteoglycans include the large aggregating proteoglycans, molecules capable of binding to hyaluronate, nonaggregating proteoglycans, and the small proteoglycans biglycan and decorin. The aggregated proteoglycans (12-20 x 106 Daltons) imbue cartilage with compressive resilience; and the type II collagen fibrils provide cartilage with tensile strength. As a class, the large proteoglycans consist of a core protein having a molecular weight of 200 to 350 kDa to which the electronegative, hydrophilic, glycosaminoglycans (GAG) are covalently attached.

The uptake of 3H-thymidine was nonnalized to total cartilage DNA values to adjust for variance in the size of the cartilage samples. Each experiment was carried out in quadruplicate for each energy level, and the data represent two replicate cartilage samples. 05 using Student's two-sample t-test. 4 Figure 7-2. urn holmium:YAG laser treatment: after 14 days of culture. In our study, articular cartilage explants were maintained in tissue culture medium containing 10% fetal bovine serum to maximize growth.

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