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Laser Coagulation: an alternative to stitches

Interview with D.Eng. Martin Wehner of the Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT

Wounds in the oral and maxillofacial area are often difficult to suture. Sometimes only simple compression bandages are being used in the oral cavity, which temporarily close the wound. This is why the BI-TRE project, coordinated by the Fraunhofer ILT, is searching for a reliable post-surgical wound closure method. COMPAMED.de spoke with Dr. Martin Wehner, the project leader of the Fraunhofer Institute.

01/03/2016

Photo: Laboratory sample of a handpiece

Laboratory sample of a handpiece for temperature controlled laser coagulation; © Fraunhofer ILT, Aachen

Photo: Laboratory sample of a handpiece for temperature controlled laser coagulation

Testing temperature controlled laser coagulation for the fixation of wound dressings in a pig model; © Fraunhofer ILT, Aachen

Photo: Simone Ernst; Copyright: B. Frommann

© B. Frommann