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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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Scalpel or diathermy abdominal incisions are the two ways of accessing the abdominal cavity.
The improper use of electrocautery may lead to decreased wound strength and devitalisation of tissues and the smart usage with correct frequency adjustment and training by manufacturer (as each company machine is unique) will definitely give better results than the scalpel skin incision.
in September 2013, got additional backing from the Park City Angel Network and the Kickstart Seed Program, and was well on his way to overhauling scalpel safety.
Keywords: Bile duct injuries, Conventional monopolar electrocautery, Gallstones, Harmonic scalpel, Laparoscopic cholecystectomy.
Tanveer said Dohre and Naresh in September 2008 appeared before an expert committee of AIIMS where they didn't tell about the possibility of scalpel as murder weapon.
A diagnosis of right border of tongue carcinoma was made and the patient underwent right hemiglossectomy using harmonic scalpel with right floor of mouth excision.
A number of clinical advantages are reported by CO2 laser as compared to scalpel.
The nice thing about the scalpel is that it is a lot safer technique near delicate structures.
The Rotary Scalpel can be utilized to handle a variety of materials, even fines such as flour 3i's Technologies (609) 910-1342 www.
During this year's excavations which started on July 15, we discovered an obsidian which is used as scalpel in surgeries.
The researchers reported: "In the immediate postoperative period, cats in the laser surgery group were less lame and arguably had less pain than cats in the scalpel group.