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An electrosurgical device connected to an electrical generator having active and return output terminals, the device being used to cut, coagulate, or otherwise treat human tissue or the like, the device comprising: an insulative electrode support; an active electrode responsive to the active output terminal and a return electrode responsive to the return output terminal, the electrodes being supported by the electrode support, both the electrodes being adapted for electrical connection to the tissue, the ratio of the return electrode area adapted to electrically connect to the tissue to the active electrode area adapted to ohmically or arc-wise connect to the tissue being in the range of approximately 2 to 200. Apparatus is also provided for separating the active electrode from the tissue when the device is placed in contact with the tissue to insure that a current arc is established between the active electrode and the tissue. Various electrode configurations are also disclosed.

Title
Electrosurgical devices having sesquipolar electrode structures incorporated therein
Application Number
501224
Publication Number
3970088
Application Date
April 24, 1975
Publication Date
July 20, 1976
Inventor
Charles F Morrison
Boulder
CO, US
Agent
Joseph J Baker
Gerald J Ferguson Jr
Assignee
Valleylab
CO, US
IPC
A61N 3/06
A61B 17/36
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