Jun 1, 1977

Experimental studies on the effect of incisions with the electric knife on wound healing

Zeitschrift für experimentelle Chirurgie
H E KöhnleinD Daguhn


In 114 albino rats the healing of incisions by scalpel and of several kinds of electrosurgically induced skin wounds was studied. The authors used the electrotome Martin 800 RFS. Incisions with the least coagulation which were the most blood-drenched healed best. These wounds were the tightest. Much coagulation distinctly worsened wound healing. That depends not only on the adjustment of the electrotome but also on the electrodes and the velocity of cutting. Proper cutting technique, adequate form of the electrode, and optimal amperage are required to combine the advantages of the less-bleeding non-pressing cut with satisfactory wound healing. The best results of the experiments are reported in detail.

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Wound Healing
Specimen Type - Electrode
Blood Coagulation
Albino rat
Coagulation Process
Blood Coagulation Tests
Wounds and Injuries

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