Plasma, the high-energy process that strips atoms of their electrons produces ionized gas, which flows at a temperature that can exceed 100,000 degrees Celsius. Although it’s commonly referred to as the fourth state of matter after solids, liquids and gases, in actuality, hot plasma represents the first state of matter because it makes up 99 percent of the visible universe in terms of both mass and volume and probably the majority of the invisible universe.Read More
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The Bovie Medical Corporation is a leader in electrosurgical equipment including many veterinary applications. Because of the healing advantages for animals and the long term cost benefits for the practitioner, the use of tools for veterinary electrosurgery is on the rise. When making the move to electrosurgery, it's important to learn how to use the devices properly to get the results you desire. And, it’s important to be safety minded when taking advantage of these advancing technologies.
In today's world of advanced technology, the use of energy based devices in the operating room appears to be coming more commonplace - as well it should be. Time and again these technologically advanced devices make it possible for surgery to be completed more quickly and efficiently. As Wikipedia explains it, devices such as lasers, ultrasonic or harmonic devices as well as cold plasma and electrosurgical units help to prevent blood loss during surgery through the process of electrocoagulation. And as pointed out in an earlier blog post, excessive bleeding can make it difficult, if not impossible, to find and remove tumors and masses (hence the birth of electrosurgery).
The number of energy based devices for medical purposes has increased considerably in the past few years. However, these surgical tools are not like computers. They do not replace one another and leave the prior model useless.
Electrosurgical devices have revolutionized surgery. Blood loss and other collateral damage from traditional surgical methods have long plagued patients and doctors with unwanted complications. With applications ranging from gynecological and cardiac surgeries to spinal and neurological procedures, electrosurgical generators are making surgery a safer and more effective alternative for people everywhere. However, as with any technology, there are misconceptions about electrosurgery. Here are a handful of tips to clear up the confusion.
Using electrosurgery for skin lesions is not a new practice in the medical field. More than a decade ago, Dr. Barry L. Hainer and Dr. Richard B Usatine published an article titled "Electrosurgery for the Skin", stating:
Electrosurgery can, and does, create surgical smoke which may have several effects even during laparoscopic surgery.
New and innovative techniques and technologies for veterinary surgery have been increasing in recent years. One of the most popular of these new technologies is electrosurgery. The veterinary applications of Bovie Aaron and similar products offer a revolutionary way to improve surgical tasks. This procedure is safe, reliable, and offers a unique and unparalleled precision surgical cut with immediate coagulation.
As a veterinary professional, you work in a specialized field with specialized equipment. When it comes to outfitting your hospital or operating room with the tools of the trade, there are some essentials. Here's a look at a few of the basic tools any operating room utilizing the latest electrosurgical techniques should have on hand.
Already proven as a stellar addition to surgical procedures everywhere, the Bovie Aaron cautery devices have exceptional applications in a veterinary practice, as well. While electrosurgery has virtually replaced traditional scalpels for a number of common medical procedures, cautery may not be far behind. With the combination of simple battery operated cautery and the more complex electrosurgery units, the veterinary applications of Bovie Aaron devices cover the gamut from simple topical treatments to complex internal surgeries.