Electrosurgery and electrocautery (also called thermal cautery) are not synonymous.
Electrosurgery passes current through the patient and is not suitable for some applications. WPI's electrosurgical unit allows for cutting, blended cutting, coagulating, fulgurating and bipolar applications.
On the other hand, electrocautery passes the current through a metal wire electrode, causing it to heat. This current does not pass through the living tissue. Our thermal cautery unit is suitable for treating numerous minor surgical conditions and is ideal for applications such as dermatological, ENT, and plastic surgery cases, or any procedure that requires accurate hemostasis.
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