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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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Efficacy and cost-effectiveness of the ultracision harmonic scalpel in thyroid surgery: an analysis of 200 cases in a randomized trial.
With the uterus on significant tension, initial cauterization with the bipolar forceps is performed before ligating the vessels with the harmonic scalpel.
Determination of temperature elevation in tissue during the application of the harmonic scalpel.
From this point on, with emphasis on minimal touch of the artery by instruments, we carefully dissected with harmonic scalpel to the RA pedicle, including satellite veins, from the surrounding tissues; In both techniques, the tissue was dissected at least 1 cm away from the artery.
Tracheal tube damage by Harmonic Scalpel during tonsillectomy].
Evaluation of a vessel sealing system, bipolar electrosurgery, harmonic scalpel, titanium clips, endoscopic gastrointestinal anastomosis vascular staples and sutures for arterial and venous ligation in a porcine model.
Consider using safer alternatives, for example, bipolar diathermy or a harmonic scalpel.
Seven days after patients with a total of three grade 3 or 4 hemorrhoids underwent a hemorrhoidectomy in a singleblind, randomized trial, the median postoperative pain score (assessed pain with a visual analog score) for the 24 patients in the Ligasure group was significantly lower than that for 23 patients in the Harmonic Scalpel group (2.
The Ligasure operation took significantly less time to perform than did the procedure using the Harmonic Scalpel (11 min.
The harmonic scalpel works by sending an ultra-sound wave along two blades.
Mr Matthews said: "Unlike the time-honoured surgical scalpel, which depends on the force of the blade to cut tissues, leading both to trauma to the tissues and bleeding which has to be stopped, the harmonic scalpel depends on very high frequency vibration of its blade to part tissues.
Initially, a harmonic scalpel, a knife that vibrates so fast it liquefies tissue, slices a clogged artery.