O Sahap ATIK, Ertugrul SENER, Selcuk BOLUKBASI, Erdal CILA, Necdet ALTUN, Aykin SIMSEK, Tanju BASKAN


161 cases with knee, shoulder and ankle pathologies were treated with arthroscopic surgery using either Neodymium: YAG contact laser or Holmium: YAG pulsed laser. The follow-up period was five to twenty months. There was no serious complication in both groups. The recovery and rehabilitation period were very short in both groups. This study showed that Holmium laser has more powerful effect and less side effect.