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Bipolar versus monopolar electrosurgery: clinical applications.

@article{Shuman2001BipolarVM,
  title={Bipolar versus monopolar electrosurgery: clinical applications.},
  author={Ian E Shuman},
  journal={Dentistry today},
  year={2001},
  volume={20 12},
  pages={
          74-6, 78-81
        }
}
  • I. Shuman
  • Published 2001
  • Medicine
  • Dentistry today
In all cases, however, certain technical goals are essential, including control of hemorrhage, visibility, absence of harmful effects to the surgical site and adjacent tissues, postoperative comfort, and rapid healing. One modality that has been used historically to accomplish certain periodontal surgical procedures is electrosurgery. Conventional electrosurgery devices are monopolar, whereby tissue is cut by means of an advancing spark with the patient grounded and in the electrical loop. This… 
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