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Power Ultrasonics by Karl F. Graff, Juan A. Gallego-Juarez

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Ultrasonic cutting for surgical applications

M. Lucas; A. Mathieson    University of Glasgow, Glasgow, UK

Abstract

This chapter investigates the application of ultrasonic cutting in surgical procedures, reviewing its origins to the current art. The mechanisms of ultrasonic cutting of both soft and mineralized tissues are discussed with reference to device design, experimental characterization, and clinical use. Finally, integrating new materials in devices, including transduction materials and shape memory alloys, as well as novel transducer designs, illustrate the future trends of ultrasonics in surgical cutting devices.

Keywords

Ultrasonic tissue cutting

Surgical devices

Modal analysis

Harmonic analysis

Transducer design

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