BioMed Research International / 2015 / Article / Fig 8

Research Article

Functional and Physical Outcomes following Use of a Flexible CO2 Laser Fiber and Bipolar Electrocautery in Close Proximity to the Rat Sciatic Nerve with Correlation to an In Vitro Thermal Profile Model

Figure 8

Amplitude (mV) of compound nerve potentials (CNPs) at varying distance (μm) from the nerve. Replicate measures at a given distance have a similar color. (a) shows 10 W laser CNPs and increasing proximity to the nerve severely reduces nerve function. (b) shows that, at 40 MALIS power setting, increasing proximity to the nerve reduces but does not eliminate nerve function.