Highly unmet requirements for minimally invasive surgeries are providing wide scope for growth of the global electrosurgery
devices market, as these devices find application in a variety of surgical procedures viz.
market worldwide is projected to grow by US$1.5 Billion, guided by a compounded growth of 4.1%.
According to the company, the SIRA RFA Electrosurgical Device is a novel radiofrequency ablation (RFA) applicator that supplies energy for use in electrosurgery
, specifically for intraoperative coagulation and ablation of soft tissue.
may cause electrical shock to both staff and patient, fires and interfere with implanted electronic devices such as pacemakers and cochlear implants (Blakley, 2011; Spruce & Braswell, 2012).
The global electrosurgical devices market segmentation is based on device type (electrocautery devices, electrosurgical accessories, radiofrequency electrosurgery
devices - monopolar, bipolar), application (cardiology, cosmetology, dermatology, general surgery, gynecology, urology, dentistry and gastrointestinal surgery, neurology, oncology, orthopedics) end users (ambulatory surgical centers, hospitals, specialized clinics).
Key Words: Diathermy, Electrosurgery
, Surgical trainee
The heat generated by electrosurgery
depends on the duration of contact between the electrode tip and tissue, current intensity, size of tip and electrosection wave current.
The organization's "Recommended Practices for Electrosurgery
" appears in its Standards, Recommended Practices, and Guidelines (2005).
, which is more commonly known as diathermy, is one of the most frequently used tools for tissue dissection and coagulation during surgical operations.
According to News.com.au, Dr Vincent Tsai, from the Institute of Biomedical Engineering in Taiwan, said it is not uncommon for patients to choose electrosurgery
for penis operations such as circumcisions and the removal of hypospadias.
However, this report showed no clear consensus of the preferred treatment option and there was no mention in this study of the use of electrosurgery
Other potential sources of interference include radiotherapy, neurostimulators, electrosurgery
, radiofrequency catheter ablation of arrhythmias, and lithotripsy.