In vivo temperature measurement in the subacromial bursa during arthroscopic subacromial decompression.

@article{Barker2012InVT,
  title={In vivo temperature measurement in the subacromial bursa during arthroscopic subacromial decompression.},
  author={Scott L. Barker and Alan Johnstone Johnstone and K. L. Rajath Kumar},
  journal={Journal of shoulder and elbow surgery},
  year={2012},
  volume={21 6},
  pages={804-7}
}
BACKGROUND The purpose of the study was to evaluate whether use of a bi-polar radiofrequency (RF) ablation wand would cause excess heating, which may lead to collateral damage to the surrounding tissues during arthroscopic subacromial decompression. Cadaveric studies have shown that high temperatures can potentially be reached when using RF ablation wands in arthroscopic shoulder surgery. Only 1 other published study assesses these temperature rises in the clinical setting. METHODS Fifteen… CONTINUE READING

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