What is the Disposable Electric Surgical Pencil?
Disposable Electrosurgical Pencil is used during common surgical operations to cut and cauterize human tissue, and consists of a pen-like shape with a tip, handle, and connecting cable for electrical heating.
Electrosurgical pencils use Radio Frequency Alternating Current (RFAC) and are compatible with most braided electrode tips due to their universal size connector.
Use Of The Disposable Electric Surgical Pencil
All disciplines of surgery make use of ESU pencils due to their uncompromised cut performance through a variety of procedures like- Cardiothoracic, Neurological, Gynaecological, Orthopaedic, Cosmetic, and as well as certain Dental Procedures.
The slim, tapered, ergonomic design allows maximum precision to the surgeon facilitating the efficacy of the procedure.
Waveform Alteration For Various Techniques
The desired effect can also be controlled by the surgeon by altering the waveforms in order to perform the following procedures:
- Desiccation- used for minimally invasive surgical procedures
- Fulguration- coagulates the tissue over a wide area
- Cutting- divides the tissue with electric sparks that focus great heat at a target area
Variation in the Type Of Electrode Tips
These types include:
- Blade electrode
- Needle electrode
- Ball tip electrode
- Blunt electrode
- Precision electrode
Use of ESU Pencil With A Disposable Electrosurgical Pad
ESU pencil could be used with a disposable electrosurgical pad which provides a return path for high-frequency electrical current to the electrosurgical generator.
Importance Of Disposable Electrosurgical Pad
It has been developed to solve the excessive heating problem with high-power RF (radiofrequency) generators and electrosurgical units, leading to serious burns on the patient’s skin as a result of extended exposure.