Quantitative Evaluation of Healing of Soft Tissue Wounds Treated Either by a Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Laser or a Scalpel,
ARMY INST OF DENTAL RESEARCH WASHINGTON DC
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The surgeons 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.
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