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An electrosurgical instrument primarily intended for so-called "underwater" electrosurgery has a radio frequency generator, a handpiece, and an electrode assembly detachably mounted to the handpiece. Different electrode assemblies may be selected according to the surgical procedure to be performed. To adapt the generator characteristics for improved electrosurgical performance, each electrode assembly contains an identification element such as a capacitor of unique value which is sensed by the generator. Inside the generator, the sensed capacitor value causes the selection of operating parameters, preferably a nominal generator output power and a peak voltage limit, to suit the selected electrode assembly.

Title
Electrosurgical instrument and an electrosurgical electrode assembly
Application Number
677128
Publication Number
6074386
Application Date
August 6, 1997
Publication Date
June 13, 2000
Inventor
Colin Charles Owen Goble
Penarth
GB
Nigel Mark Goble
Cardiff
GB
Agent
Nixon & Vanderhye P C
Assignee
Gyrus Medical
GB
IPC
A61B 17/36
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