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Some types of electrical energy are very useful for laparoscopy and thoracoscopy.

Many grasping and dissecting forceps, as well as scissors and biopsy forceps have connections for monopolar cautery. For endoscopythe bipolar mode is used for ovariohysterectomies, ovariectomies, cholecystectomies, and dissections such as obtaining lymph node biopsies, lobectomies, tumor resections, adrenalectomies, etc. The primary procedure is to coagulate prior to cutting, thus reducing blood and visibility loss.

If hemorrhage develops during dissection and is modest, hemostasis can frequently be obtained by pinpoint monopolar cautery, bipolar cautery, or with hemostatic clips.

Uncontrolled hemorrhage can require conversion to an open surgery. Requirement to convert due to bleeding is rare for the experienced endoscopic surgeon. Covidien provides energy equipment LigaSure and Force Triad that combine an electrical energy designed to produce minimal collateral injury with the ability to adjust current during sealing base on tissue impedance to current flow.

The current is a high flow with low voltage.

For the LigaSure, feedback is performed by its internal computer at times per second, and for the Force Triad at 3, times per second. Both devices are approved by the FDA to seal a 7mm forcetriac. The LigaSure and Force Triad is also used for general surgery, such as tumor resections, soft palate amputations, limb amputations, prostatic surgery, liver lobectomies, and splenectomies, etc.


In addition the Force Triad also provides modules for monopolar and for bipolar electrical energy. Thus, a surgeon can use forcetriac or three energy formats alternately during general surgery. The LigaSure generator is approved to seal and divide vessels that are 7mm in diameter.

Ligasure and Force Triad

Few vessels other than the aorta and vena cava exceed this diameter in the dog. A wide variety of endoscopic and non-endoscopic instruments are available to deliver this energy. Above, left and right: The Force Triad is the next generation of the LigaSure. The one-third that is the LigaSure is improved over the original by covudien frequent decisions of adjusting current according to impedance 3, per second versus per second ; continuous energy versus pulsed energy; and real-time measure of impedance dovidien the initial impedance measurement.

As cvidien result, sealing is quicker with the Force Triad than the LigaSure, which remains much forceetriad than the traditional means of hemorrhage control and division of tissue. In addition, the other two power units of the Triad – monopolar and bipolar electrocautery – are also improved. The 5mm sealer-divider endoscopic forceps is excellent for endoscopic procedures such as ovarioectomy, ovariohysterectomy, cholecystectomy, adrenalectomy, partial pericardial resections, lymph node dissections, and other vascular dissections.

Excellent compression of the tips is obtained by squeezing and locking the finger trigger. As with the HotBlade, the handle should be positioned in a comfortable hand position and the shaft with blades rotated using the rotating wheel within the handle to properly position the tips on either side of the tissue to be sealed and divided.

Once the tips are compressed, the LigaSure is initiated by pushing continually on the thumb trigger. The LigaSure will emit a sound indicating that there is either good or poor tissue contact based on impedance measurements. If the contact is good, the unit will seal tissue until a change in the sound tone indicates vessel sealing. Once the tissue is sealed, the finger trigger is squeezed and a cutting blade is propelled within the tips to divide the sealed tissue.


The tips are constructed such that some tissue is sealed beyond the point of division. Specialized endoscopic tools such as the roticulator are useful for special techniques, such as applying sealing to tissue at a nearly 90 degree angle.

The standard position is shown top left ; rotation of a knob projects the tip out in a curve top right.

ForceTriad Energy Platform / Components by by Covidien

Application of sealing is facilitated by using a 30 degree laparoscope. Another Force Triad instrument is the Impact forceps that is used for traditional surgery. It seals and divides. The LigaSure current can be initiated to seal and the blade advanced to cut using controls within the handpiece. Covvidien of a Impact for an emergency splenectomy. Some surgeons will ligate the main splenic artery and others prefer to only use the LigaSure sealing device.

Regardless, cogidien total laparotomy time can be less 30 minutes. One of several handpieces available for sealing vascular tissue when performing traditional surgical procedures. This handpiece is comprised of a stainless steel handpiece with inserts for energy delivery.

This instrument or similar ones are used for soft forcettiad resections, tumor resections, limb amputations, etc. Minimally Invasive Surgery Other Surgery. Ligasure and Force Triad Covidien provides energy equipment LigaSure and Force Triad that combine an electrical energy designed to produce minimal collateral injury with the ability to adjust current during sealing base on tissue impedance to current flow.