A unique methodology that allows to control the form of cartilage tissues in the human organism has been developed by researchers of the Moscow Institute of Laser and Information Technologies Problems, Russian Academy of Sciences. A new methodology is based on strictly controllable heating of cartilages – for example, those of crooked nasal septum or injured intervertebral disks, - with the help of infrared laser radiation.
So far, the problem of crooked nasal septum has been solved only through surgical operation. However, this operation is very traumatic, it is performed under general anaesthetic and is connected with significant loss of blood. Therefore, not all patients agree to this operation, although it required by many – almost every fifth person. A new approach allows to do without any surgical operation, replacing the operation by a painless ten-minute procedure.
The phenomenon it is based on was discovered by Emil Sobol, Doctor of Science (Physics and Mathematics) back in 1992. That is the so-called effect of stress relaxation and change of cartilage shape under exposure to nondestructive laser heating. The essence is that a short-term heating up to a strictly defined temperature of approximately 70 degrees C makes the cartilage tissue soft and it can be put into any desired shape, which will be preserved after cooling down.
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