- Healthcare Professionals
Electrosurgery is widely accepted for performing surgical dissection procedures because of the ability to cut while simultaneously providing hemostasis to reduce bleeding. However, the common perception of electrosurgery is that it causes high tissue temperature, which results in delayed healing, excessive scarring, etc. This is indeed the case for standard electrosurgical electrode configurations, but improved materials and manufacturing methods are now used to correct this stereotype.
The Epitome® electrosurgical scalpel design is intended to substantially improve surgical results. A fine wire element surrounds the periphery of a non-conductive ceramic core. A spark plasma is formed around the wire to yield an ideal balance of precise tissue dissection without countertraction, and hemostasis with minimal thermal tissue injury.
Benefits in plastic and reconstructive surgery procedures include:
Benefits in head and neck surgery procedures include:
The Epitome® Scalpel electrode is a sterile, single use disposable blade electrode for use with most electrosurgical units (ESUs).
The Epitome® Scalpel electrodes are intended for use in virtually every surgical discipline where flat, paddle-type electrosurgical blades are used for making straight cuts through tissue.