Electrodes, Electrosurgical, Active, Foot-Controlled, Smoke Evacuation
Definition : Active electrosurgical electrodes controlled by a foot switch that are designed to deliver radiofrequency (RF) electric current to the body tissues. These units also include a suction wand that captures the smoke plume during the surgical procedure. These electrodes deliver the RF energy received through insulated cables from an RF generator located in the electrosurgical unit. They are usually a component of a handpiece or surgical instrument (for monopolar and bipolar units respectively) that is manipulated by the surgeon and also include a foot-pedal that works as an electric power switch. Smoke evacuation foot-controlled active electrosurgical electrodes may apply monopolar or bipolar current. They are mostly used in procedures intended to cut tissues, stop bleeding, and/or for tissue fusion.
Entry Terms : "Smoke Evacuation Pencils"
UMDC code : 19328