ESU Grounding Plate with Cable Disposable


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Disposable Grounding Pad

Disposable Dispersive Return Electrode Pad (Grounding Pad)- a conductive pad that recovers the therapeutic current from the patient during electrosurgery, disperses it over a wide surface area and returns it to the ESU generator.

There is one basic difference between bipolar and monopolar techniques. With monopolar electrosurgery, a probe electrode is used to apply the electrosurgical energy to the target tissue to achieve the desired surgical effect. … With the bipolar electrosurgical method a bipolar device, often a set of forceps, is use

In bipolar electrosurgery , both the active electrode and return electrode functions are performed at the site of surgery. The two tips of the forceps perform the active and return electrode functions. Only the tissue grasped in the forceps is included in the electrical circuit. Because the return function is performed by one tip of the forceps, no patient return electrode is needed. Bipolar electrosurgery operates regardless of the medium in which it is used, permitting coagulation in a fluid environment – a great advantage when attempting to coagulate in a wet field. As a result, bipolar electrosurgery is often referred to as ‘wet field’ cautery.

In monopolar electrosurgery , the active electrode is placed at the surgical site. The patient return electrode (also known as a ‘dispersive pad’ is placed somewhere else on the patient’s body. The current passes through the patient as it completes the circuit from the active electrode to the patient return electrode. The function of the patient return electrode is to remove current from the patient safely. A return electrode burn will occur if the heat produced, over time, is not safely dissipated by the size or conductivity of the patient return electrode.

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