Comparison of Radiofrequency and Electrocautery With Conventional Scalpel Incisions


Hasar Z. B., ÖZMERİÇ KURTULUŞ N., ÖZDEMİR B., Gokmenoglu C., BARIŞ E., Altan G., ...More

JOURNAL OF ORAL AND MAXILLOFACIAL SURGERY, vol.74, no.11, pp.2136-2141, 2016 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

Abstract

Purpose: The disadvantages of conventional scalpels, including insufficient control of bleeding, prompted us to search for new alternative methods such as electrosurgery and radiosurgery. In this study, the conventional scalpel was compared with radiosurgery and electrosurgery for wound healing with assessment of lateral heat production, inflammation, and instrument performance.