alexa Ultracision: the harmonic scalpel and its possible uses in maxillofacial surgery.
Social & Political Sciences

Social & Political Sciences

Journal of Defense Management

Author(s): Sherman JA, Davies HT

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Abstract We report on the potential uses and benefits of a new development in incisive technology. The harmonic scalpel uses high-frequency mechanical energy to offer the surgeon controlled and precise incision and haemostasis. Vessels up to 2 mm in diameter may be sealed by coaptation with the blade before division. No special training or precautions are required before using this self-cleaning device. It produces considerably less smoke or smell than either diathermy or laser, which reduces the need for instrument exchanges and smoke evacuation. We think that it will be useful for tongue resections and possibly for neck dissections. Copyright 2000 The British Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. This article was published in Br J Oral Maxillofac Surg and referenced in Journal of Defense Management

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