Electrosurgical Units, Monopolar/Bipolar, Tissue Fusion

Definition : Electrosurgical units (ESUs) designed with monopolar and bipolar capabilities that can also provide controlled delivery of energy and physical pressure to perform autologous tissue fusion. These units consist of a central unit (i.e., console) that houses a radiofrequency (RF) generator that delivers the RF power to the tissues through appropriate cables and electrodes permitting its operation as a conventional monopolar/bipolar electrosurgical unit. In addition, these ESUs include a feedback system that senses and accurately controls the delivery of energy to the tissues simultaneously with the application of pressure when performing tissue fusion (i.e., sealing). A variety of dedicated detachable tools is available for use as electrodes that also apply the required physical pressure. The fusion mechanism is mainly used to fuse blood vessels; it is based on the formation of an autologous seal (i.e., sutureless) in the vessel walls by melting the collagen and elastin. Tissue fusion is usually possible for vessels up to 7.5 mm (0.3 inch) diameter. The seal obtained in the procedure usually has a similar bursting strength (i.e., the pressure required to rupture the vessel) as a sutured seal. The unit may also seal lymphatic vessels and some tissue bundles. Electrosurgical units with tissue fusion capabilities are intended for both open surgery and laparoscopic procedures. They may also be used for hemostasis in difficult procedures such as those performed on the infant and child vasculature and in sutureless surgery for hemorrhoids (i.e., hemorrhoidectomy). They are also used in a variety of specialties (e.g., ophthalmology, dermatology, otolaryngology, gastroenterology, urology).

Entry Terms : "Electrosurgical Units, Monopolar/Biopolar, Vessel Fusion" , "Tissue Fusion Electrosurgical Units" , "Tissue Fusion Systems" , "Vessel Fusion Electrosurgical Units" , "Vessel Fusion Systems"

UMDC code : 27083

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Applied Medical Resources

Company Type: Parent

Applied Medical is dedicated to providing innovative products that improve patient outcomes and enable the advancement of minimally invasive surgery. As a new generation medical device company, we are equally committed to improving the affordability and accessibility of high-quality healthcare.


Company Type: Parent

We are a global medical technology company that specializes in the development and sale of products and services that allow our physician customers to deliver high quality care and as a result, enhanced clinical outcomes for their patients


Company Type: Parent

DRE is a leading supply company for new, used, and refurbished anesthesia machines, surgical tables, electrosurgical equipment, patient monitors, surgery lights, hospital equipment, surgical equipment, emergency medical equipment and a variety of used medical equipment. Many items are in stock and ready to ship.

JustRight Surgical

Company Type: Parent

Lake Region Medical

Company Type: Parent

Founded in 1947, we have evolved from a manufacturer of pacing lead coils and precision machined products into a global leader and partner in the design, development and manufacture of medical devices.

Medtronic Inc

Company Type: Parent

At Medtronic, we're changing the face of chronic disease. By working closely with physicians around the world, we create therapies to help patients do things they never thought possible.

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