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Repair Of Bone Defects Treated With Autogenous Bone Graft And Low-power Laser.
The Journal Of Craniofacial Surgery. v. 17, n. 2, p. 297-301, 2006-Mar.
da Silva, Rosane Vierra
Camilli, José Angelo
Because bone healing at the graft site is similar to a fracture repair, the purpose of the present study was to evaluate the effects of low-power laser irradiation on the repair of rat skull defects treated with autogenous bone graft. A defect measuring 3 mm in diameter was produced in the left parietal bone and filled with an autogenous bone graft obtained from the right parietal bone. The animals were divided into 3 groups of 20 rats each: nonirradiated control, irradiated with 5.1 J/cm, and irradiated with 10.2 J/cm. The laser (2.4 mW, 735 nm, 3.4 x 10 W/cm, 3-mm spot size) was applied three times per week for 4 weeks. Greater volume of newly formed bone was observed in the irradiated group with 10.2 J/cm. In both irradiated groups, a greater volume of newly formed bone occurred only in the first 2 weeks. The results demonstrated that laser irradiation at the grafted site stimulated osteogenesis during the initial stages of the healing process in a skull defect of the rat and that this effect was dose dependent.17297-301