Accession Number : ADA139727

Title :   Quantitative Evaluation of Healing of Soft Tissue Wounds Treated Either by a Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Laser or a Scalpel,

Corporate Author : ARMY INST OF DENTAL RESEARCH WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Grover,P S ; Hollinger,J O ; Shulman,J D

PDF Url : ADA139727

Report Date : Jan 1984

Pagination or Media Count : 19

Abstract : The surgeon's scalpel is the instrument of choice for excisional, incisional, and debridement procedures. The carbon dioxide laser can be employed for similar purposes; however, additional applications include hemostasis, sterilization, endoscopy, preparation of recipient sites for flaps or grafts, and generation of granulation tissue. Two disadvantages that are associated with the use of the carbon dioxide laser are an increase in post treatment infection following some types of incisional surgery and a delay in the healing of tissue.

Descriptors :   *Healing, *Carbon dioxide lasers, Wounds and injuries, Surgery, Soft tissues, Repair, Inflammation, Quantitative analysis, Response(Biology)

Subject Categories : Anatomy and Physiology
      Medicine and Medical Research
      Radiobiology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE