stray energy


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stray energy

Electricity or heat accidentally released during electrosurgery into tissues that were not targeted for cautery or cutting.
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As the medical community takes notice of the threat of stray energy burns during laparoscopic electrosurgery, Boulder-based Encision is reminding surgeons, nurses, risk managers and administrators that there is a solution.
Boulder-based Encision has developed patented Active Electrode Monitoring ("AEM") laparoscopic instruments technology to prevent stray energy burns to patients from instrument failure or capacitive coupling during laparoscopic electrosurgery.
the application of technologies that safely divert/eliminate stray energy such as the active electrode monitoring (AEM) system.
While laparoscopic surgery is, generally, a safe procedure and widely used for common procedures like gallbladder removal, there are still risks associated with electrosurgery, including stray energy burns from laparoscopic instrument insulation leakage and capacitive coupling.
Encision's newest disposable laparoscopic instruments will give surgeons precise fingertip power control during laparoscopic procedures while delivering patient protection from unseen stray energy burns - a first in the healthcare industry