Electro surgial supplies
Specialists in electrosurgery (ESU) require absolutely top-quality neutral electrodes to ensure that patients are not injured. Monopular application techniques are safe only with first-class materials! Order only selected neutral electrodes and other ESU supplies directly in our shop!
Electrosurgery (ESU): Neutral electrodes and their application
Human tissue is cut using high-frequency surgery, also known as HF surgery or electrosurgery (ESU). This is done by using alternating polarity, electrical current, which passes through the body. The resulting heat severs the skin and at the same time immediately seals open blood vessels, a great advantage versus surgery using a conventional scalpel.
Various devices and accessories, such as neutral electrodes, are used in electrosurgery: Tissue structures are severed and body tissue is removed for example with the help of what is known as electrocautery or electric scalpels. Other accessories are used depending on the application technique of electrosurgery (ESU):
- Monopular application technique in ESU:
A neutral electrode (a large-surface counter electrode) is used in this case, which is connected to the patient on the one hand and to the surgical instrument (active electrode) on the other. The current flows from the active electrode to the neutral electrode and thus takes the direct path of least resistance. The larger the surface area and the higher quality the neutral electrode, the lower the current density in the body and thus the risk of injury/burns to the patient.
- Monoterminal application technique in electrosurgery (ESU):
A special technique used in fields such as dentistry and dermatology. This method cannot be used for large operations because the voltage remains sufficiently small only when the output is low. This method eliminates the need for an electrode by using the capacitive resistance of the human body.
- Bipolar application technique in HF-surgery:
This technique involves a flow of current between two insulated electrodes only to the part of the body to be operated. There is no damage to the surrounding tissue. This method is used in ENT surgery and in neurosurgery and microsurgery.
Electrosurgery (ESU): High quality materials for safe operations for patients
Surgery using electrical current can only be carried out by qualified specialists and only using high-quality equipment and first-class accessories, because all of the current that flows into the patient through the active electrode must be conducted away from the patient through the neutral electrode and then back to the surgical device through the wire of the neutral electrode. This is possible only if the neutral electrodes and the additional accessories, such as operating devices, wires, and connectors are in perfect condition thereby guaranteeing perfect execution of coronary surgery.
The choice of the suitable neutral electrode and the correct application by the medical specialist to the patient is equally as important as high-quality materials.
Two types of neutral electrodes are used:
- Split neutral electrodes are used in combination with a CQM (contact quality monitoring circuit). The patient is monitored automatically.
- One-piece neutral electrodes are used if a CQM is not used. In this case, the specialized staff must regularly check the neutral electrodes themselves to ensure that they are securely in place.
A neutral electrode must always be exactly adapted to the body and the mass of the body. For this reason, various versions of neutral electrode are available:
- For newborns and babies weighing less than 5 kg
- For small children with a body weight of 5kg to 15kg
- For older children, adolescents, and adults weighing 15kg and more
Electrosurgery (ESU): High quality supplies in our shop
In our online shop, we not only offer high-quality neutral electrodes (single and split electrodes) but also first-class electrosurgery (ESU) supplies.
Among other things, you will also find the active electrodes, ESU pencils, adapter plugs, connection wires, and tip cleaners you need.
In addition to this category you will find in our shop more items from the field of hospital and medical supplies - see for yourself. You can order all you need from one source!