B. J. Züger

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In vitro porcine arteries and veins have been welded end-to-end using either a 808 nm diode laser combined with an indocyanine green enhanced albumin solder, or with a continuous-wave (cw) Ho:YAG laser without biological solder. The vascular stumps were approached to each other over a coronary dilatation catheter in order to obtain a precise alignment and(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE The surgical treatment of full-thickness cartilage defects in the knee joint remains a therapeutic challenge. Recently, new techniques for articular cartilage transplantation, such as mosaicplasty, have become available for cartilage repair. The long-term success of these techniques, however, depends not only on the chondrocyte(More)
BACKGROUND The application of lasers in orthopaedic surgery is increasing. However, some investigators have reported that osteonecrosis may occur after laser meniscectomy. The objective of the present study was to evaluate the effect of laser wavelength and energy on cartilage injury in an ex vivo model. METHODS Fresh bovine articular cartilage was(More)
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