Chronic wound repair can be a major problem in wound treatment. Recently, several studies have suggested that carbon dioxide (CO2) laser can be used to improve the healing of chronic wounds. This study investigates the efficacy of laser debridement to treat chronic wounds using a comparison of traditional surgical debridement and ultrapulsed CO2 laser debridement.

This clinical report, published in Lasers in Surgery and Medicine (LSM), the official journal of the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery, Inc. (ASLMS), was selected as the July 2020 Editor’s Choice.