Technology and clinical application of ultrasonic dissection.

  title={Technology and clinical application of ultrasonic dissection.},
  author={Wolfgang Feil},
  journal={Minimally invasive therapy & allied technologies : MITAT : official journal of the Society for Minimally Invasive Therapy},
  volume={11 5-6},
The implementation of UltraCision (The Harmonic Scalpel) can be seen as a milestone in the development of surgery. Ultrasound is now used for tissue cutting and/or simultaneous vessel sealing and transection. No electric current passes through the patient. Thus the typical complications associated with electrocautery can be avoided. This technology was primarily developed for videoscopic surgery and then successfully transferred to all branches of open surgery. The clean and blood-saving… CONTINUE READING