What is the difference between electrocautery and electrosurgery?

What is the difference between electrocautery and electrosurgery?

Electrocautery refers to direct current (electrons flowing in one direction) whereas electrosurgery uses alternating current. In electrosurgery, the patient is included in the circuit and current enters the patient’s body. During electrocautery, current does not enter the patient’s body.

 

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October 19, 2020
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