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An electrode assembly having a pair of opposing first and second jaw members is provided. Each jaw member includes an electrically conductive tissue sealing surface extending along a length thereof, each tissue sealing surface is adapted to connect to a source of electrosurgical energy such that the tissue sealing surfaces are capable of conducting electrosurgical energy through tissue held therebetween to effect a seal. The assembly includes at least one heating element disposed within at least one of the jaw members. The heating element is configured to pre-heat the electrically conductive tissue sealing surfaces before electrosurgical energy is applied.

Title
Vessel sealing instrument with pre-heated electrodes
Application Number
EP20070013779 20070713
Publication Number
1878399 (A1)
Application Date
July 13, 2007
Publication Date
January 16, 2008
Inventor
Denham Amy
US
Weinberg Craig
US
Odom Darren
US
Assignee
Covidien
CH
IPC
A61B 18/04
A61B 18/04
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