Electrothermal Cautery Units, Infrared
Definition : Electrothermal cautery units designed to coagulate and/or destroy tissue by applying a probe that converts infrared (IR) radiation into heat; they are intended mainly to control bleeding and for therapeutic procedures. These units typically consist of an electronic power source with a timer and controls, a handpiece with the IR lamp, a detachable probe with a quartz glass light guide that converts IR radiation into heat, a disposable sterile sheath to reduce the risk of cross-contamination, and an electric cord to connect the handpiece to the power source. Most units are available with a set of probes for different applications. IR electrothermal cautery units are intended for a variety of applications, including anorectal (e.g., hemorrhoidectomy), dermatologic (e.g., tattoo suppression), and hair transplantation procedures.
Entry Terms : "Infrared Cautery Units, Electrothermal"
UMDC code : 23424