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Laser-assisted chondroplasty.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12489298     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Laser-assisted chondroplasty is a controversial issue in arthroscopy. Some preliminary research has demonstrated that laser energy can stimulate DNA synthesis and matrix production in articular cartilage. Other studies cite the dangers of thermal energy with laser use on articular cartilage. Commonly used lasers and their current research are discussed in this chapter. It is unclear whether or not the laser will remain in the arthroscopists' arsenal for chondroplasty, and further research is warranted.
Steven G Sclamberg; C Thomas Vangsness
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinics in sports medicine     Volume:  21     ISSN:  0278-5919     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin Sports Med     Publication Date:  2002 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-12-19     Completed Date:  2003-01-02     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8112473     Medline TA:  Clin Sports Med     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  687-91, ix     Citation Subset:  IM    
Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Orthopaedic Surgery Associates, 1510 San Pablo Street, #322, Los Angeles, CA 90033, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Cartilage / injuries*,  pathology,  surgery*
Chondrocytes / pathology
Debridement / methods
Laser Therapy / methods*
Orthopedic Procedures / methods*,  trends

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