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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

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

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.

scal·pel

(skalp'ĕl)
A knife used in surgical dissection.
[L. scalpellum; dim. of scalprum, a knife]
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Some use a sharp scalpel and/or scissors, others prefer blunt dissection using their finger to separate soft tissues or a gauze over an artery forceps2,3.
Scalpel or diathermy abdominal incisions are the two ways of accessing the abdominal cavity.
The improper use of electrocautery may lead to decreased wound strength and devitalisation of tissues and the smart usage with correct frequency adjustment and training by manufacturer (as each company machine is unique) will definitely give better results than the scalpel skin incision.
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So, why didn't the probe officer AGL Kaul ask Talwars for producing surgical scalpel...," Tanveer told the court.
Harmonic scalpel is one of the ultrasonic activated surgical instruments which are popularly utilized for abdominal and thyroid surgeries.
With this reference advantages CO2 laser surgery has been reported by many authors to have less post-operative complications and better recovery,9-11 while various studies have reported against it.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.
Surgeon Mr Evan Davies of Southampton's Spire Hospital used the scalpel to slice through the backbone and expose the tumour on Peter Withinshaw, who had a tumour pressing on his spinal cord.
The Rotary Scalpel can be utilized to handle a variety of materials, even fines such as flour 3i's Technologies (609) 910-1342 www.3istech.com
"Before the Scalpel: What Everyone Should Know About Anesthesia" is an informative reference on the absolutely vital knowledge one must have before facing any type of surgery involving anesthesia, which is used in most types of serious surgery, from delivering children to plastic surgery to dental work.
Speaking of Muse Frannie (who gets to keep her claws, as we promised), here's a scientific report that conjures memories of the James Bond villain, Auric Goldfinger: "Evaluation of short-term limb function following unilateral carbon dioxide laser or scalpel onychectomy in cats," as reported in the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association (Vol.