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Willard ("Bill") E. Fee, Jr.

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  • USE OF THE SHAW SCALPEL IN HEAD AND NECK-SURGERY OTOLARYNGOLOGY-HEAD AND NECK SURGERY Fee, W. E. 1981; 89 (4): 515-519

    Abstract:

    Fifty patients undergoing a variety of head and neck surgical procedures were used to study a new thermally activated scalpel. No electric current passes through the patient and, thus, no ground pad is needed. Subjective equipment evaluation resulted in mean scores of 3.8 (1 = worthless and 5 = excellent) for effectiveness of hemostasis and 4.1 for blade sharpness. The Shaw scalpel system is a worthwhile surgical tool 70% of the time. It is excellent for raising flaps and for use in precise surgery where small capillary bleeding typically obscures visibility (ie, parotid surgery).

    View details for Web of Science ID A1981ME05200001

    View details for PubMedID 6793957

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