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REVIEW ARTICLE

Differences between Thunderbeat, LigaSure and Harmonic Scalpel Energy System in Minimally Invasive Surgery

George Chilaka Obonna

Citation Information : Obonna GC. Differences between Thunderbeat, LigaSure and Harmonic Scalpel Energy System in Minimally Invasive Surgery. World J Lap Surg 2014; 7 (1):41-44.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10033-1215

Published Online: 01-04-2014

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2014; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

Background

An essential part of surgery is dissection and securing hemostasis. This is easily done by the use of energy. Thunderbeat energy source has superseded the LigaSure and harmonic energy sources in this respect.

Aim

To review literature on the differences between thunderbeat, LigaSure and harmonic energy systems.

Materials and methods

These were drawn from previous research materials online in PubMed, Researchgate, Wikipedia and YouTube.

Conclusion

Thunderbeat has a higher versatility than other instruments. This new energy device is an appealing, safe alternative for cutting, coagulation, and tissue dissection during surgery and decreases time and increases versatility during surgical procedures.

How to cite this article

Obonna GC, Mishra RK. Differences between Thunderbeat, LigaSure and Harmonic Scalpel Energy System in Minimally Invasive Surgery. World J Lap Surg 2014; 7(1):41-44.


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