The use of the contact Nd:YAG laser in arthroscopic surgery: effects on articular cartilage and meniscal tissue.

@article{Miller1989TheUO,
  title={The use of the contact Nd:YAG laser in arthroscopic surgery: effects on articular cartilage and meniscal tissue.},
  author={Donald V. Miller and Stephen O'Brien and S S Arnoczky and A Kelly and Stephen A. Fealy and Russell F. Warren},
  journal={Arthroscopy : the journal of arthroscopic & related surgery : official publication of the Arthroscopy Association of North America and the International Arthroscopy Association},
  year={1989},
  volume={5 4},
  pages={
          245-53
        }
}
The contact Nd:YAG laser's small size, tip variety, fiberoptic application, and suitability for use in a saline medium make it a particularly appealing tool for use in arthroscopic procedures. This study was performed to investigate the laser's effects on articular cartilage and meniscal tissue with respect to depth of damage (canine cadaver model) and healing response (rabbit model). Depth of damage in the canine cadaver model was greater in meniscal tissue than in articular cartilage at each… CONTINUE READING

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