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Year : 2019  |  Volume : 12  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 248-249

Creating a microdissection cautery tip using disposable needle


1 Department of Burns and Plastic Surgery, All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India
2 Department of Surgery, Dr. SN Medical College, Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India

Correspondence Address:
Manojit Midya
Room No. 403, OPD Block, Department of Burns and Plastic Surgery, All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Jodhpur 342005, Rajasthan.
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/JCAS.JCAS_67_19

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The use of electrocautery is universal in modern day surgery. Through decades electrocautery has reformed from larger electrodes to smaller ones. The latest modification is the micro-dissection cautery with a fine electrode tip. We have modified the electrocautery tip to replicate the usage of micro dissection-cautery using readily available, low cost disposable needle. The idea is to replicate the benefits of micro-dissection needle with a low cost construct which can be learned easily, used widely to provide optimum surgical results to the wider sections of the society. A video demonstration for creation of the micro-dissection cautery construct is also demonstrated.


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