Electrosurgery is the surgical application of radio-frequency electricity to a specific tissue in the human body.
It is very important to say that in this medical technique, the patient becomes a part of the electrical circuit that makes up the electrosurgery equipment. Hence, there is always a risk of burns. However, recent advancements in the field have made the practice safer and widely-practiced.
How It Works.
As practiced by the pioneering medical company in the field of electrosurgery, Bovie, the basic principle of function of an electrosurgical equipment is the production of a radio frequency electric current to cut or coagulate tissues during surgery.
Every current that passes through the body produces heat. However, in electrosurgery, external sources are not needed for the production of heat in the tissue. This heat is generated due to the impedance that they present. This means that they have a resistance to the …