A review of the physiological and histological effects of laser osteotomy

  title={A review of the physiological and histological effects of laser osteotomy},
  author={G D Rajitha Gunaratne and R. J. K. Khan and Daniel Fick and Brett Robertson and Narendra B. Dahotre and Charles N. Ironside},
  journal={Journal of Medical Engineering \& Technology},
  pages={1 - 12}
Abstract Osteotomy is the surgical cutting of bone. Some obstacles to laser osteotomy have been melting, carbonisation and subsequent delayed healing. New cooled scanning techniques have resulted in effective bone cuts without the strong thermal side effects, which were observed by inappropriate irradiation techniques with continuous wave and long pulsed lasers. With these new techniques, osteotomy gaps histologically healed with new bone formation without any noticeable or minimum thermal… 
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