The Harmonic Scalpel

  • Jacques Dorval
  • Published 2015


The Harmonic scalpel is a scalpel designed to use ultrasonic technology to create incisions and coagulate the blood as the scalpel does so. The scalpel can vibrate at a rate of 55000 cycles per second [1]. The scalpel is FDA approved for areas with blood vessels within 5 mm in diameter and has been tested in different surgical treatments. Two such studies… (More)


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