2573301-A1 is referenced by 490 patents.
The invention relates to a high-frequency current surgical forceps - monopolar and bipolar - including two metal branches with active extremities and to its monitoring apparatus. According to the invention at least one of the two active extremities includes a thermocouple (1C-2C) connected to an apparatus which interrupts or regulates the high-frequency current. Each branch 1-2 consists of two rods 1A-1B 2A-2B welded at the active extremity of the branch in order to form the thermocouple 1C-2C there. The invention applies generally to surgical instruments.