"Diathermy" is a surgical technique where the flow of electricity is used to generate heat ,which is then in turn used to cut tissue or to seal (cauterize) bleeding vessels.
Diathermy works by passing a standard electrical current through the diathermy generator and converting it into a high frequency alternating current (HFAC), which produces the heat.
There are two basic types of diathermy:
- Monopolar diathermy: The electric current is passed from an active electrode, into the patient's body tissues and then returned back to the diathermy generator via another electrode known as the 'dispersive electrode' or Patient Return Pad.
- Bipolar diathermy: The electric current from the diathermy generator ipasses down one prong of a bipolar forcep, through the patient's tissue that has been placed in between both diathermy forcep prongs and is returned to the diathermy machine through the second prong.
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