Laser-induced regeneration of cartilage

Emil Sobol*, Anatoly Shekhter, Anna Guller, Olga Baum, Andrey Baskov

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Laser radiation provides a means to control the fields of temperature and thermo mechanical stress, mass transfer, and modification of fine structure of the cartilage matrix. The aim of this outlook paper is to review physical and biological aspects of laser-induced regeneration of cartilage and to discuss the possibilities and prospects of its clinical applications. The problems and the pathways of tissue regeneration, the types and features of cartilage will be introduced first. Then we will review various actual and prospective approaches for cartilage repair; consider possible mechanisms of laser-induced regeneration. Finally, we present the results in laser regeneration of joints and spine disks cartilages and discuss some future applications of lasers in regenerative medicine.

Original languageEnglish
Article number080902
Pages (from-to)1-11
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Biomedical Optics
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2011
Externally publishedYes


  • Cartilage
  • Laser
  • Medical physics
  • Orthopedics
  • Regeneration
  • Tissue structure


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