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How does Bovie electrocautery work?
Last Updated: 31st March, 2020
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Just so, what is a Bovie electrocautery?
(bō'vē), An instrument used forelectrosurgical dissection and hemostasis. Frequently usedas a synonym for electrocautery, that is, to Bovie ablood vessel .
Subsequently, question is, does cauterize leave scars? Scars. Curettage and cautery of a skinlesion always leaves some degree of scarring as it isnot possible to curette the skin without this happening. Thesescars can be treated, but thickened skin may remainpermanently.
Beside above, how does diathermy work in surgery?
Diathermy uses high-frequency electric current toproduce heat deep inside a targeted tissue. The diathermymachine does not apply heat directly to the body. Instead,the waves generated by the machine allow the body to generate heatfrom within the targeted tissue.
Why is cautery used in surgery?
Electrocauterization (or electrocautery) is oftenused in surgery to remove unwanted or harmful tissue. Thishelps reduce or stop bleeding during surgery or after aninjury. It is a safe procedure. A small probe with an electriccurrent running through it is used to burn or destroy thetissue.