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scalpel

 [skal´p'l]
a small surgical knife with a convex or concave sharp edge; there are now types consisting of a handle with a disposable blade.
Scalpel. From Dorland's, 2000.

scal·pel

(skal'pĕl),
A knife used in surgical dissection.
[L. scalpellum; dim. of scalprum, a knife]

scalpel

/scal·pel/ (skal´p'l) a small surgical knife usually having a convex edge.

scalpel

(skăl′pəl)
n.
A small straight knife with a thin sharp blade used in surgery and dissection.

scalpel

[skal′pəl]
Etymology: L, scalprum, knife
a small pointed knife with a convex edge. Some scalpels use interchangeable blades for specific surgical procedures, such as operating and amputating. Multiple kinds of scalpels are used; they are identified by number. Number 10 is the most common.

scalpel

Surgery A surgical cutting knife, usually understood to have a curved and disposible blade. See Rotary gamma scalpel.

scal·pel

(skalp'ĕl)
A knife used in surgical dissection.
[L. scalpellum; dim. of scalprum, a knife]

scalpel

(skal'pel) [L. scalpellum, small surgical knife]
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SCALPELS: A. Disposable B. Handles
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SCALPELS: A. Disposable B. Handles
A straight or angle-tipped handle for holding a surgical blade. See: illustration

harmonic scalpel

Abbreviation: HS
An ultrasonic dissecting device used in surgery to disrupt, disintegrate, or coagulate tissues, especially those with a high water or fat content. The device works by cavitating the tissues it contacts. When used laparoscopically, tissues destroyed by the scalpel are removed from the body by aspiration. Synonym: ultrasonic dissector

hemostatic scalpel

A scalpel that cuts and cauterizes tissue at the same time.

plasma scalpel

A scalpel that uses argon gas heated to an ionized plasma to divide tissues and cauterize bleeding blood vessels, e.g., during surgery or after trauma.
Synonym: plasma knife

scalpel

A surgical knife. Most scalpels consist of handles of various size that can be fitted with disposable steel blades. For delicate purposes, such as ophthalmic surgery, scalpels are made very small and fine and the cutting edge may be made of ruby or diamond.

scalpel

fine, sharp knife; used for surgical division of soft tissues

scal·pel

(skalp'ĕl)
A knife used in surgical dissection.
[L. scalpellum; dim. of scalprum, a knife]

scalpel (skal´pəl),

n a delicate, razor-sharp, pointed knife, usually with a convex edge.
scalpel, electrosurgical,
n a scalpel that severs tissue by means of an electrically heated wire.

scalpel

small surgical knife. The traditional fixed blade model usually has a convex edge. Modern instruments have detachable blades in a great variety of shapes. There are other more sophisticated cutting instruments such as the argon plasma scalpel, the carbon dioxide laser scalpel, the electrosurgical scalpel and the high-energy scalpel.
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The current study was planned to compare the mean pain scores on second post-operative day in scalpel versus diathermy skin incisions of midline laparotomies.
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Harmonic scalpel uses ultrasound energy for dissection, cutting and coagulation at the same time, which results in low temperature, decreased smoke/ lateral tissue damage7-11 and enables it to replace four instruments that were used in traditional LC12, leading to less complications by avoiding frequent instrumentation and iatrogenic gallbladder perforations (GBP) during dissection13-15.
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12-15 Keeping in mind the existing controversies about CO2 laser healing effects on oral tissue at different wattages as compare to scalpel, the present study was planned to evaluate healing with reference to fibroblastic activity and collagen deposition.
The scalpel is so precise that it can cut a window in an eggshell while leaving intact the thin membrane that surrounds the egg white.
As a conclusion; we recommend to use harmonic scalpel for all the cardiac surgery training centers, during the preparation of the arterial graft because of its advantages over electrocautery such as less injury, causing less bleeding, shorter time for harvesting, using fewer hemoclips and allowing to work closely to the artery.
While Goldfinger tried to use an industrial laser to vaporize Agent 007's manhood, veterinary researchers at Iowa State University used a medical laser to declaw 10 cats, and good old fashioned scalpels to declaw 10 more, for comparison.
Stein, whose private practice is in Tampa but who's under contract with several county health departments in Southwest and Central Florida (including Sarasota), says it's surprising how many calls still come in from men who can't imagine the vasectomy being done without a scalpel.
The hospital urgently needs#Surgical swabs pounds 25 per box# Scalpel handles pounds 5 each # Scalpel blades pounds 30 per 100 # Ventouse cups used to deliver babies pounds 20 each #Small surgical instrument kits pounds 10 each #Set of theatre instruments for caesarean births pounds 500