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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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You'll be using real surgeons scissors, scalpels, clamps and kidney dishes to intubate the respiratory system and suture tissues.
Keywords: Modified radical mastectomy, Monopolar electrocautry, Per operative, Post operative blood loss, Harmonic scalpel.
As mentioned above, various studies were undertaken to evaluate the efficacy of electrocautery over scalpel in making skin incision and results are varying.
With his winnings, he founded PenBlade, Inc., 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.
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.
Key words: CO2 laser, Scalpel, fibroblastic proliferation, wound healing, fibrosis, collagen deposition, partial glossectomy.
The ultrasonic scalpel vibrates 22,500 times a second, which allows it to ram through bone like a jack-hammer.
Upon receipt of a setpoint weight, the pneumatic scalpel will smoothly "knife off" from a filled vane of the rotary feed drum the precise amount of material needed to complete a batch or fill a container.
"During this year's excavations which started on July 15, we discovered an obsidian which is used as scalpel in surgeries.
We aimed to share our experience of harvesting IMA by using ultrasound harmonic scalpel (Harmonic Scalpel, Ethicon, Cincinnati, USA) in 158 patients for a time period between September 2005 and September 2006.