Comparison between CO2 microsurgical laser and conventional meniscectomies in sheep: A preliminary report

J. Bruce Bavitz, Guy A. Catone, Mary Beth Happel, R. Donald Heine

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Abstract

Temporomandibular discectomies were performed in sheep using a CO2 microsurgical laser as the experimental variable and conventional scissors and scalpels as the control. Histologic sections at 1, 3, 7, 14, and 30 days failed to reveal any significant difference between groups, nor was there any significant difference noted in the subjective evaluation of intraoperative bleeding. These findings suggest that when performing discectomies, the laser offers no advantage over conventional techniques.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)383-385
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Volume47
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1989

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Oral Surgery
  • Otorhinolaryngology

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