Use of the Shaw scalpel in podiatric surgery

J Foot Surg. 1984 Nov-Dec;23(6):457-60.


The Shaw scalpel is an electric device that produces instantaneous hemostasis through the direct transfer of heat in order to seal severed blood vessels. It offers an improved method of surgical hemostasis without the muscle stimulation and tissue damage of conventional electrosurgical units. In this presentation, the authors introduce this new hemostatic scalpel, illustrate its use in podiatric surgery, and review results of investigational trial efficacy.

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Electrosurgery / instrumentation*
  • Hemostasis, Surgical / instrumentation*
  • Humans
  • Podiatry / instrumentation*
  • Surgical Instruments*