What is the importance of an electroscalpel?

April 15, 2022by Kalstein
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An electroscalpel is a medical device of electrical origin used in operating rooms with the aim of cutting or coagulating tissues and cauterizing them at the same time, thus reducing the time of surgical intervention and thus avoiding unwanted and unexpected bleeding. It is also known as an electric scalpel or surgical unit, and is commonly used today in many specialties of medicine, such as obstetrics, dentistry, orthopedics, dermatology and veterinary medicine, to name a few.

How is an electroscalpel composed?

An electroscalpel is composed of three essential parts, each with a specific and essential function to generate the cutting or clotting effect as needed. The parts that make up the electroscalpel are:

  • Surgical electro generator: It is the component that generates the current, and where the frequency and power of the current that is transmitted to the tissues are configured.
  • Positive or active electrode: It’s the device the surgeon drives. The current from the electrosurgical generator flows through the positive electrode and then comes into contact with the patient’s tissue.
  • Negative or return electrode: This device has the function of dissipating currents from the patient safely. The plate, which corresponds to the negative charge generator can be metal, lead or disposable self-adhesive. It is placed near where the incision is to be made, before the patient is placed on the stretcher.

How does an electroscalpel work?

Electroscalpel is characterized by the use of high frequency electrical energy to generate heat, in order to coagulate or cut tissues of biological origin. To do this, it circulates currents above 200,000 Hz up to 3 GHz, using an electric generator through two electrodes applied to the body; to produce controllable heat at the applied site, with which electrosection or electrocoagulation of tissue is caused, depending on the case.

The electroscalpel generates a thermal effect produced by the high frequency alternating current used by the instrument, avoiding effects such as; the electrolyte effect or the faradic effect, which would occur if the current is used at frequencies below 200,000 Hz.

Importance of electroscalpel

The electroscalpel has been shown to be able to cut and cauterize tissues quickly, with minimal thermal damage and with very favorable aesthetic results. Currently more than 80% of surgeries use these devices, in fact, most medical specialties as mentioned above have benefited from the use of electroscalpel.

The importance of this device is that it is able to cut and cauterize tissues quickly and with very little thermal damage and providing a considerable time saving. It also ensures effective asepsis, decreasing the likelihood of transmission of infections from diseased tissues to healthy tissues. As well as, decreases bleeding of tissues.

What do we offer you in Kalstein?

At Kalstein we are MANUFACTURERS of medical equipment of the highest quality and at the best PRICE on the market. In this opportunity we present our electrosurgical unit YR02145, this equipment is a versatile electrosurgical for all surgical procedures through all types of tissue. It has seven built-in power output, tissue response and automatic recognition of solid or split return electrode, with which surgeons can perform very precise and safe operations. YR02145 is applicable in various surgeries such as general surgery, dermatology, plastic surgery, endoscopy, vascular surgery, cardiac/ thoracic surgery, minimally invasive surgery, neurosurgery and ophthalmology.

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