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An electrosurgical instrument comprises a handpiece, a monopolar electrode unit having a single treatment electrode projecting from the handpiece, a radio-frequency generator and a battery within the handpiece for powering the generator. The generator has a single direct radio-frequency output patient connection through the treatment electrode. The return path between the generator and a patient is through an electrically conductive shield around the generator and forming part of the handpiece, the shield forming a capacitive coupling element between the generator and the surroundings. Preferably, the operating frequency of the generator is 5 MHz or greater.

Title
Electrosurgical hand-held battery-operated instrument
Application Number
9/65091
Publication Number
6039734
Application Date
July 27, 1998
Publication Date
March 21, 2000
Inventor
Colin Charles Owen Goble
South Glamorgan
GB
Agent
Nixon & Vanderhye P C
Assignee
Gyrus Medical
GB
IPC
A61B 17/39
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