Thermocautery


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Thermocautery

 

cauterization by the use of high temperatures—for example, by means of a heated iron rod or the platinum tip of a special instrument, or cauter. Electrocautery is the method most commonly used in modern medical practice.

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Thermocautery technique is a recent technique and is being used for the last ten years.
It was shown that thermocautery technique leads to less tissue damage compared to electrocautery techniques in our previous paper.
Each circumcision was performed using a classical surgical circumcision technique, thermocautery, or aplastic clamp (Alisklamp).
For the thermocautery method, a digital thermocautery device (Thermo-Med TM 802-B; Thermo Medikal, Adana, Turkey) with 6 different temperature settings was used (Fig.
Surgeon 1 used thermocautery in all of the circumcisions he performed, while surgeon 2 used either the surgical circumcision or Alisklamp technique.
However, thermocautery and the clamp can be applied in sterile conditions in a circumcision room.
The thermocautery device also provides coagulation during the circumcision process, because it converts electric energy into heat energy.