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scalpel

a surgical knife with a short thin blade

Scalpel

 

a surgical knife 12–15 cm long, used for cutting soft tissues. Devices that operate on the basis of some physics principle and that cut tissues are also called scalpels, for example, the ultrasonic scalpel and the laser-beam scalpel.

scalpel

[′skal·pəl]
(design engineering)
A small, straight, very sharp knife (or detachable blade for a knife), used for dissecting.
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Considering the influence of harvesting technique on the vasoreactivity and the endothelial integrity of RA, the results of the present study show that radial arteries harvested either by the harmonic scalpel or by electrocautery do not differ in their response to various vasoconstrictor and vasodilator agonists.
As a conclusion; we recommend to use harmonic scalpel for all the cardiac surgery training centers, during the preparation of the arterial graft because of its advantages over electrocautery such as less injury, causing less bleeding, shorter time for harvesting, using fewer hemoclips and allowing to work closely to the artery.
HAND OVER: Sheila Scott, chairwoman of the Liver Cancer Appeal, presents the harmonic scalpel to University Hospital surgeon Andrew Wu Picture: COLIN LANE
Such lesions can often be dissected with sharp scissors or may require excision with a Harmonic scalpel.
We have employed a harmonic scalpel device (Harmonic ACE; Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc.
3) a single harmonic scalpel tip to a length of 17 cm - 25 pcs .
2) We had an interest in investigating an instrument--the ultrasonic harmonic scalpel (Ethicon Endo-Surgery; Cincinnati)--that would allow us to (1) control intraoperative bleeding to the extent achieved with electrocautery and (2) reduce the degree of tissue damage and postoperative morbidity.
1,5) Harmonic scalpel and Coblation technology also have the advantage of precise dissection, but in many cases, intraoperative bleeding must be controlled with either mono- or bipolar cautery.
The Seals Group is a also a key supplier of Rulon[R] components in harmonic scalpel surgical tooling where ultrasonic technology is used to simultaneously cut and coagulate tissue as an alternative to metal scalpels and electro-surgical devices.
We have developed a combined surgical technique involving traction sutures, the harmonic scalpel, and laryngeal nerve monitoring for the removal of mediastinal goiters.
Monopolar and bipolar electrosurgical sources, as well as the harmonic scalpel, are found in almost every surgical suite.