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The Valleylab Force Electrosurgical Unit

Electrosurgery is the application of a high radio frequency alternating polarity; electrical current to biological tissue as a means to cut, coagulate, desiccate, dissect, ablate, fulgurate, or shrink tissue—or in simpler terms, to cause thermal destruction of tissue.

The main and most important benefit of electrosurgery is the ability to make precise cuts to ultimately limit the amount patients’ blood loss during a surgical interventions or in outpatient procedures.

MedScape indicates that “[a]dditional modalities of electrosurgery include electrolysis, which uses a chemical reaction created by direct current to damage tissue, and coblation, used for facial rejuvenation, which uses an electrical current to ionize a conduction medium such as isotonic saline. The ionized medium is then used to transmit heat to tissue.”

What is an Electrosurgical Unit?

Electrosurgery is achieved through the use of an electrosurgical unit or ESU which, and according to this article on the U.S. National Library of Medicine, “consists of a generator and a [hand piece] with one or more electrodes [and it is] controlled using a switch on the [hand piece] or a foot switch.”

The radio frequency utilized usually ranges between 100 kilohertz and 5 megahertz while the alternating electric current varies anywhere from 200 to 10,000 volts.

Medtronic—a Medical Technology Leader

Medtronic, a renown electrosurgical unit maker, was founded in 1949 by Earl Bakken and his brother-in-law Palmer Hermundslie initially as a medical equipment shop.

Their first remarkable therapy invention was a wearable, battery-powered cardiac pacemaker which ended up being the foundation for many other Medtronic therapies that use their many years of experience in the electrical stimulation field.

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Valleylab Force Electrosurgical Units

AKW Medical carries a number of Medtronic products including high quality and sought-after electrosurgical units such as the Valleylab Force series such as the Valleylab Force 2 Electrosurgical Unit and the Valleylab Force FX-C Electrosurgical Unit.

Valleylab Force FX-C Electrosurgical Unit

The Force FX-C unit is a full-powered generator that features Instant Response Technology which gives surgeons lower power settings to minimize the risk of tissue damage.

This electrosurgical unit adjusts automatically to tissue changes and maintains power delivery while minimizing drag. It also features three cut modes along with four coag modes and three bipolar modes.

Valleylab Force Warranty & Equipment

Interested in buying one of our Valleylab Force products? Our medical equipment is backed by the manufacturer’s certified warranty. We also provide additional medical equipment services such as medical equipment repairing, renting and calibration.

Questions about our Medtronic products or medical equipment services? Feel free to contact us or give us a call at 1-800-435-0507 and we will be more than happy to help you.

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